Table 1

Characteristics of participants and use of cardiovascular prediction rules

Age

n (%) (if not stated otherwise)


Median (IQR)

51 (45 – 57) years

Sex

Male

276 (78.9%)

Medical specialties of general physicians

General Practitioners

227 (63.7%)

Specialists for General Internal Medicine

102 (28.7%)

Additional medical specialties covered by general physicians (like Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, or Diabetology)

43 (12.1%)

Years since Medical license

Median (IQR)

25 (18 – 29) years

Use of cardiovascular prediction rules

"often" (at least once a week)

80 (22.5%)

"rarely" (less than once a week)

156 (43.8%)

"never"

107 (30.1%)


356 participants included. Some totals may not be 100% due to missing data or multiple answers

Eichler et al. BMC Family Practice 2007 8:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-1

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