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Table 2 Descriptive of patients seen by male GP vs female GP and concordant vs discordant couples

From: The influence of gender concordance between general practitioner and patient on antibiotic prescribing for sore throat symptoms: a retrospective study

  Male GP Female GP Concordant Discordant
Sample size 5956 5329 5956 5329
Average age patient (years) 46.7 46.3 46.6 46.4
Comorbidity patient 53.6% 52.5% 53.3% 52.7%
Concordance 42.3% 64.1%
Symptoms / no diagnosis 20.3% 21.4% 21.5% 20.1%
Protocolled diagnoses 7.9% 9.1% 8.4% 8.6%
Antibiotics prescribed
 All diagnoses 29.5% 25.7% 26.8% 28.6%
 -Male GP 29.6% 29.4%
 -Female GP 24.8% 27.3%
 In non-protocolled diagnoses 25.6% 21.5% 22.8% 24.6%
 -Male GP 25.8% 25.5%
 -Female GP 20.7% 23.0%
 In protocolled diagnoses 74.1% 67.3% 69.7% 71.7%
 -Male GP 76.9% 72.3%
 -Female GP 65.5% 70.7%