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Table 1 Basic characteristics of 161 participating General practitioners

From: Treatment of urinary tract infections in Swiss primary care: quality and determinants of antibiotic prescribing

  N (%)
Sex
 Male 112 (69.6)
 Female 49 (30.4)
Age (mean, SD) (missing n = 6) 52.18 (8.83)
Years of experience in ambulatory care (mean, SD) (missing n = 11) 14.97 (9.56)
Practice type (missing n = 2)
 Single practice 42 (26.6)
 Double practice 41 (25.9)
 Group practice (≥3 GPs/practice) 75 (47.5)
Work-time % of GP (missing n = 3)
 30–60% 36 (22.9)
 70–80% 39 (24.8)
  > 80% 82 (52.2)
Affiliation to a GP network (missing n = 2)
 Yes 105 (66.5)
 No 53 (33.5)
Language of GP
 Latin (Italian / French) 25 (15.5)
 German 136 (84.5)
Location of GPa
 Central Switzerland 18 (11.0)
 Eastern Switzerland 39 (23.9)
 Midlands 31 (19.0)
 Northwestern Switzerland 30 (18.4)
 Lake Geneva region 15 (9.2)
 Ticino 5 (3.1)
 Zurich 25 (15.3)
  1. Data shown as absolute numbers and in percentage (in parenthesis) if not stated else. SD: standard deviation; GP: General practitioner
  2. acontains geographical information of the 161 GP practices plus the two walk-in practices