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Table 1 Demographic details of full questionnaire respondents versus those providing minimum data sets

From: What influences general practitioners’ use of exercise for patients with chronic knee pain? Results from a national survey

Variable Category Response type Statistic (95% CI)
MDS
(n = 470)
Completed questionnaire
(n = 835)
Gender Male 247 (53%) 401 (49%) OR 1.00
Female 219 (47%) 417 (51%) OR 1.17 (0.93,1.47)
Practice area deprivation Most deprived 121 (26%) 181 (22%) OR 0.63 (0.45,0.89)
Second most deprived 106 (23%) 156 (19%) OR 0.62 (0.44,0.88)
Mid-deprived 85 (18%) 202 (24%) OR 1.00
Second least deprived 84 (18%) 160 (19%) OR 0.80 (0.56,1.16)
Least deprived 73 (16%) 135 (16%) OR 0.78 (0.53,1.14)
Practice type Urban 254 (56%) 449 (54%) OR 1.00
Semi-rural 155 (34%) 275 (33%) OR 1.00 (0.78,1.29)
Rural 43 (10%) 103 (13%) OR 1.36 (0.92,2.00)
Mean (SD) years since qualification 21.6 (10.0) 18.4 (10.3) Mean difference = -3.24 (−4.41,-2.07)
Mean (SD) no of GPs in respondent’s practice 6.4 (3.7) 6.4 (3.2) Mean difference = <0.01 (−0.38,0.39)
Information only requested in questionnaire
Type of GP GP partner - - - 656 (79%)  
Salaried GP - - - 151 (18%)
Locum GP - - - 20 (2%)
Other - - - 5 (1%)
GP with special interest in musculoskeletal conditions - - - 50 (6%)  
Received postgraduate education which contained education about CKP - - - 319 (39%)  
Personal experience of CKP - - - - 166 (20%)  
  1. Maximum missing data for any cell was 6%
  2. CI confidence interval, CKP chronic knee pain, GP general practitioner, MDS minimum data set, OR odds ratio
  3. Results reaching statistical significance are captured in bold