Table 1

Baseline characteristics of general practitioners in different community healthcare centers
Characteristics Community healthcare centers
Total 1 2 3 4 5 P-value
(n = 147) (n = 40) (n = 38) (n = 12) (n = 32) (n = 25)
Age 1(year), n(%) 0.018
  21 ~ 30 36 (25.5) 6 (16.2) 6 (17.1) 1 (8.3) 10 (31.3) 13 (52.0)
  31 ~ 40 53 (37.6) 9 (24.3) 17 (48.6) 7 (58.3) 12 (37.5) 8 (32.0)
  41 ~ 50 17 (12.1) 7 (18.9) 5 (14.3) 1 (8.3) 2 (6.3) 2 (8.0)
  ≥ 51 35 (24.8) 15 (40.5) 7 (20.0) 3 (25.0) 8 (25.0) 2 (8.0)
Gender 2, n(%) 0.121
  Male 57 (39.3) 12 (30.0) 16 (44.4) 3 (25.0) 18 (56.3) 8 (32.0)
  Female 88 (60.7) 28 (70.0) 20 (55.6) 9 (75.0) 14 (43.8) 17 (68.0)
Title 3, n(%) 0.003
  Junior physician 50 (34.7) 7 (18.0) 9 (25.0) 3 (25.0) 14 (43.8) 17 (68.0)
  Attending physician 71 (49.3) 22 (56.4) 20 (55.6) 6 (50.0) 16 (50.0) 7 (28.0)
  Senior physician 23 (16.0) 10 (25.6) 7 (19.4) 3 (25.0) 2 (6.3) 1 (4.0)
Working position 4, n(%) < .0001
  Out-patient 47 (32.9) 12 (31.6) 15 (41.7) 1 (8.3) 19 (59.4) 0 (0.0)
  Ward 37 (25.9) 14 (36.8) 9 (25.0) 7 (58.3) 7 (21.9) 0 (0.0)
  Community health station 59 (41.3) 12 (31.6) 12 (33.3) 4 (33.3) 6 (18.8) 25 (100.0)
Education level 5, n(%) 0.066
  Professional school 9 (6.3) 5 (13.2) 1 (2.8) 0 (0.0) 2 (6.3) 1 (4.0)
  Medical College 17 (12.0) 8 (21.1) 3 (8.3) 0 (0.0) 6 (18.8) 0 (0.0)
  Medical University 111 (78.2) 23 (60.5) 31 (86.1) 10 (90.9) 24 (75.0) 23 (92.0)
  Graduate school 5 (3.5) 2 (5.3) 1 (2.8) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.0)
Years working 6, n(%)s 0.001
  ≤ 10 48 (33.6) 5 (12.8) 9 (25.0) 3 (25.0) 14 (45.2) 17 (68.0)
  10–19 48 (33.6) 11 (28.2) 17 (47.2) 5 (41.7) 10 (32.3) 5 (20.0)
  20–29 15 (10.5) 8 (20.5) 3 (8.3) 2 (16.7) 1 (3.2) 1 (4.0)
  ≥ 30 32 (22.4) 15 (38.5) 7 (19.4) 2 (16.7) 6 (19.4) 2 (8.0)

Fisher’s exact test; Chi-square test.

1 Two subjects with missing values. 2 Six subjects with missing values. 3 Three subjects with missing values. 4 Four subjects with missing values. 5 Five subjects with missing values. 6 Four subjects with missing values.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-16

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