Table 1

Characteristics of study participants versus the Belgian physician populationa

Survey population

Belgian physician population


Characteristic

Psychiatrists (n = 105)

GPs (n = 264)

Psychiatrists (n = 1611)

GPs (n = 14 888)


Female (%)

36

22

43

36

Practice: private/institutional/both (%)

17/16/67

96/4/0

-

-

Mean age (years)

46

50

50

50

Mean duration of practice (years)

17

24

-

-

Number of patients with depression treated each month

71

33

-

-


GP, general practitioner.

aBased on physicians present in the Belgian Central Medical Database.

Demyttenaere et al. BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:169   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-169

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