Table 1

Survey response rates by occupational category and analysis of non-response bias (age, gender)

Job category

Surveys sent

Number returned

Response rate (%)

Non-response bias, gender*

Non-response bias, age group


Doctors

500

122

24.4

X2 = 0.03; p = 0.863

X2 = 4.38; p = 0.223

Nurses

300

134

44.7

X2 = 0.03; p = 0.863

X2 = 6.13; p = 0.106

Professions Allied to Medicine (PAM)

300

149

49.7

X2 = 0.32; p = 0.572

X2 = 6.29; p = 0.098

Ancillary

500

179

35.8

X2 = 1.09; p = 0.297

X2 = 4.04; p = 0.257

Manager

300

151

50.3

X2 = 0.02; p = 0.888

X2 = 4.82; p = 0.186

GP

600

141

23.5

No data

No data

Community HCW

500

156

31.2

X2 = 0.49; p = 0.484

X2 = 3.77; p = 0.287

All respondents

3000

1032

34.4

X2 = 1.98; p = 0.159

X2 = 3.77; p = 0.287


* Information on the gender and age group of survey recipients was not provided on the database of GPs supplied by the PCT

Damery et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:142   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-142

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