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Table 2 Demographics of general practitioners participating in the study and in the Central Denmark Region

From: Management of sore throat in Danish general practices

Variable Participants Totala p-value
(n = 266) (n = 811)
Age (years), mean 47.0 51.7 0.175b
 30–39 years, n (%)+ 75 (28%) 66 (8%)
 40–49 years, n (%) 101 (38%) 293 (36%)
 50–59 years, n (%) 55 (21%) 246 (30%)
 60–69 years, n (%) 32 (12%) 196 (24%)
 ≥ 70 years, n (%) 3 (1%) 10 (1%)
Sex, n (%) 0.228c
 Male 114 (43%) 384 (47%)
 Female 152 (57%) 427 (53%)
Years in general practice, median (range) 5 (0–35) NA  
  1. aData from the Organization of General Practitioners in Denmark (2017)
  2. bKruskal-Wallis test
  3. cFisher’s exact test
  4. Abbreviation: NA Not available
  5. +Of note, 75 general practitioners claimed their age was 30–39 years in the study, while the total number of general practitioners in this age group was 66 according to the Organization of General Practitioners. The reason for this discrepancy may be that data from the Organization of General Practitioners were obtained in January 2017 and the current study was conducted in October 2017