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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents in comparison with the national population of Polish PC physicians from the College of Family Physicians in Poland

From: Quality of primary health care in Poland from the perspective of the physicians providing it

Feature Respondents n = 220 National population
Gender
 Women n (%) 140 (64) 62 %
 Men n (%) 80 (36) 38 %
Age in years
 mean (+/−SD) 49,7 (8,7) 46,4 (6,6)
 [MIN; MAX] [30; 82] NA
Experience in PC
 0–15 years n (%) 120 (55) mean (SD) 16,6 (7,3)
  > 15 years n (%) 100 (45)  
Specialization
 Family Medicine (%) 59 (27) NA
 Family Medicine and other (%) 106 (48) NA
 Without Family Medicine (%) 55 (25) NA
Place of work
 Big city n (%) 81 (37) 47 %
 Small town n (%) 66 (30) 29 %
 Village n (%) 73 (33) 23 %
Other physicians in the practice
 Yes n (%) 150 (68) NA
 No n (%) 70 (32) NA
Patient list size
 mean (+/−SD) 2321 (988) NA
 [MIN; MAX] [15; 5400] NA
Elderly patients (>70 years of age) in the practice population
 Above avarege n (%) 62 (30) NA
 Average and below average n (%) 147 (70) NA
Involvement in students’/residents’ training
 Yes n (%) 103 (47) 44 %
 No n (%) 117 (53) 56 %
Form of employment
 Sole proprietorship (self-employment) n (%) 138 (63) NA
 Employment contract n (%) 82 (37) NA
Other paid professional activities
 Yes n (%) 107 (49) NA
 No n (%) 113 (51) NA
  1. NA not available