Table 1

Demographic characteristics of GPs at trial entry (n = 43)#

Characteristic

Intervention

Control

N (%)

(95%CI)

N (%)

(95%CI)


Number of GPs (N)

20

23

Sex

Male

9 (45)

(25,67)

11 (48)

(28,68)

Female

11 (55)

(33,75)

12 (52)

(32,72)

Age

<35 years

3 (15)

(5,38)

2   (9)

(2,30)

35-44 years

0   (0)

(0,17)

9 (39)

(21,60)

45-54 years

13 (65)

(42,83)

8 (35)

(18,56)

55+ years

4 (20)

(8,43)

4 (17)

(7,39)

Sessions worked each week

<6 sessions

9 (45)

(25,67)

7 (30)

(15,52)

6-10 sessions

10 (50)

(29,71)

16 (70)

(48,85)

11+ sessions

1   (5)

(0,29)

0   (0)

(0,15)

Years in general practice

0-10 years

4 (20)

(8,43)

6 (26)

(12,48)

11-20 years

6 (30)

(14,53)

9 (39)

(21,60)

21+ years

10 (50)

(29,71)

8 (35)

(18,56)

GPs practice location by ARIA§

Regional/rural

4 (20)

(8,43)

5 (22)

(9,43)

Metropolitan

16 (80)

(57,92)

18 (78)

(57,91)

Postgraduate qualifications

No

8 (40)

(21,63)

0  (0)

(0,15)

Yes

12 (60)

(37,79)

23 (100.0)

(85,100)

Interest in STIs

Not interested

2 (10)

(2,33)

2 (9)

(2,30)

Interested

18 (90)

(67,98)

21 (91)

(70,98)

Aware of RACGP 'Red Book'^

No

2 (10)

(2,33)

2   (9)

(2,30)

Yes

5* (23)

(10,45)

17 (77)

(55,90)


# Adjusted for clustering at GP level

* One missing value

^RACGP 'Guidelines for preventative activities in general practice 6th edition'

§ Accessibility Remoteness Index of Australia - indexes of remoteness in Australia.

Bilardi et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:70   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-70

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