Table 1

Demographic and educational characteristics of physicians registered with the two orders of physicians in Lebanon as of 2007; N = 10,918.

Age (mean; SD)

46.6

10.8


Sex*

n

%

Female

2113

19.6%

Year of medical school graduation

Before 1970

604

5.5%

1970 – 1979

1527

14.0%

1980 – 1989

3476

31.8%

1990 – 1999

3604

33.0%

After 1999

1079

9.9%

Region of medical school

Lebanon

3979

36.4%

Eastern Europe

3345

30.6%

Western Europe

1758

16.1%

Northern Africa

710

6.5%

Other

772

7.1%

Year of completion of specialty training§

Before 1970

293

3.8%

1970 – 1979

730

9.4%

1980 – 1989

1948

25.0%

1990 – 1999

3257

41.8%

After 1999

1549

19.9%

Region of specialty training¶

Western Europe

2477

31.8%

Eastern Europe

2212

28.4%

Lebanon

2008

25.7%

Northern America

617

7.9%

Other

1034

5.4%

Type of specialty training

General practice (no specialty training)

3119

28.6%

Primary care specialty

2268

20.8%

Medical specialty

1883

17.2%

Surgical specialty

2438

22.3%

Other

1210

11.1%


* Data missing for n = 124 (1.1%)

† Data missing for n = 628 (5.8%)

‡ Data missing for n = 354 (3.2%)

§Data missing for n = 22 (0.3%); excluding physicians reporting general practice

¶Data missing for n = 68 (n = 0.9%); excluding physicians reporting general practice

Akl et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:195   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-195

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