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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants and practices (n = 88 a; n (%), unless otherwise specified)

From: General practitioners’ approaches to prostate-specific antigen testing in the north-east of the Netherlands

Variable Categories n (%)
Age (years) n/a 54.0 (12.0) b
Sex Male 61 (70.9)
Female 25 (29.1)
Work experience as GP 0–5 years 3 (3.4)
6–10 years 7 (8.0)
≥ 11 years 77 (88.5)
Amount of FTE n/a 0.9 (0.2) b
Work experience in urology Yes 28 (32.2)
No 59 (67.8)
Participation in a course on PSA testing Yes 51 (58.6)
No 36 (41.4)
Number of GPs per practice 1 16 (18.4)
2 35 (40.2)
≥3 36 (41.4)
Pharmacist services provided in GP practice Yes 18 (20.7)
No 69 (79.3)
Number of patients per practice (FTE) n/a 2500 (650) b
  1. FTE Full-time equivalent, GP General practitioner, IQR Interquartile range, n/a Not applicable, a = numbers (%) of participants. Numbers may not add up to total, due to missing values, b = median (IQR).