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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents

From: Perspectives of general practitioners and nursing staff on acute hospital transfers of nursing home residents in Germany: results of two cross-sectional studies

 General Practitioners (N = 375)Nursing Home Staff (N = 486)
Age [years](n = 371)*(n = 465)*
 Mean (SD)54.4(9.3)48.0(9.8)
  ≤ 49106(28.6%)234(50.3%)
 50–59150(40.4%)170(36.6%)
  ≥ 60115(31.0%)61(13.1%)
Sex(n = 373)*(n = 476)*
 Male215(57.6%)138(29.0%)
 Female158(42.4%)338(71.0%)
Location of the medical practice / the nursing home(n = 373)*(n = 461)*
 Rural (≤ 20,000 inhabitants)195(52.3%)238(51.6%)
 Semi-urban (>  20,000–≤100,000 inhabitants)94(25.2%)131(28.4%)
 Urban (> 100,000 inhabitants)84(22.5%)92(20.0%)
Years as general practitioner / in the current position in the nursing home(n = 373)*(n = 474)*
 Mean (SD)18.0(10.8)9.7(8.0)
  ≤ 994(25.2%)269(56.8%)
 10–19106(28.4%)139(29.3%)
  ≥ 20173(46.4%)66(13.9%)
  1. *numbers differ because of missing values