Table 1

Group characteristics of full sample

Simultaneous mixed

Sequential mixed

Online

Total

N (%)

900

N (%)

900

N (%)

902

N (%)

2,702


Doctor type

GPs

334 (37.1)

388 (43.1)

369 (40.9)

1,091 (40.3)

Specialists

333 (37.0)

318 (35.3)

317 (35.1)

968 (35.8)

Hospital non-specialists

161 (17.9)

140 (15.6)

142 (15.7)

443 (16.4)

Specialist in training

72 (8.0)

54 (6.0)

74 (8.2)

200 (7.4)

Geographic location1

Major city

739 (82.1)

711 (79)

745 (82.6)

2,195 (81.2)

Inner regional

116 (12.9)

140 (15.6)

110 (12.2)

366 (13.6)

Outer regional

42 (4.7)

40 (4.4)

43 (4.8)

125 (4.6)

Remote

1 (0.1)

5 (0.6)

2 (0.2)

8 (0.3)

Very remote

2 (0.2)

4 (0.4)

2 (0.2)

8 (0.3)

Age Group

< = 30

65 (7.2)

64 (7.1)

58 (6.4)

187 (6.9)

30-39

164 (18.2)

150 (16.7)

157 (17.4)

471 (17.4)

40-49

191 (21.2)

200 (22.2)

225 (24.9)

616 (22.8)

50-59

210 (23.3)

212 (23.6)

205 (22.7)

627 (23.2)

60-69

103 (11.4)

123 (13.7)

100 (11.1)

326 (12.1)

70 < =

41 (4.6)

47 (5.2)

44 (4.9)

132 (4.9)

missing

126 (14.0)

104 (11.6)

113 (12.5)

343 (12.7)

Gender

Female

280 (31.1)

308 (34.2)

289 (32.0)

877 (32.4)

Male

620 (68.9)

590 (65.6)

613 (68.0)

1,823 (67.5)


1. Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) classification Remoteness Areas [34].

Scott et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011 11:126   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-126

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