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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: From practice employee to (co-)owner: young GPs predict their future careers: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristics Overall n = 262 Female n = 186 (71%) Male n = 76 (29%) p-value
Age, mean (SD) 32.9 (4.7) 32.3 (4.7) 34.3 (4.5) 0.003
Language, no. (% per column)     0.52
 German 242 (91) 171 (92) 68 (89)  
 French 23 (9) 15 (8) 8 (11)  
Relationship status, no. (% per column)a     0.30
 Single 49 (19) 37 (20) 12 (16)  
 With partner 101 (39) 66 (36) 35 (46)  
 Married 110 (42) 81 (44) 29 (38)  
Children, no. (% per column)     0.39
 Yes 93 (36) 63 (34) 30 (39)  
 No 169 (65) 123 (66) 46 (61)  
Number of children, no. (% per column)     0.15
 1 33 (35) 25 (40) 8 (27)  
 2 42 (45) 28 (44) 14 (47)  
 3 16 (17) 10 (16) 6 (20)  
  > 3 2 (2) 0 (0) 2 (7)  
Children in daycare, no. (% per column)b     0.09
 No 16 (17) 7 (11) 9 (30)  
 1 day per week 14 (15) 8 (13) 6 (20)  
 2 days per week 35 (38) 27 (43) 8 (27)  
 3 days per week 20 (22) 14 (22) 6 (20)  
 4 days per week 6 (6) 6 (10) 0 (0)  
 5 days per week 2 (2) 1 (2) 1 (3)  
Educational level, no. (% per column)     0.25
 Medical student 22 (8) 19 (10) 3 (4)  
 Resident 135 (52) 94 (51) 41 (54)  
 General practitioner 105 (40) 73 (39) 32 (42)  
Workplace, no. (% per column)c     0.18
 Medical school 21 (9) 18 (11) 3 (4)  
 Hospital 115 (48) 75 (46) 40 (53)  
 GP office 104 (43) 71 (43) 33 (43)  
Workload in %, median (IQR)d 100 (60–100) 80 (50–100) 100 (95–100) <0.001
  1. a2 participants were divorced
  2. bIncluding care by relatives
  3. cOther e.g., on vacation, between jobs, maternity leave, in school: 22 participants
  4. d100% equals 50 h/week