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Table 1 Age, lifestyle behaviours and professional characteristics of participants by gender*

From: General practitioners' knowledge and practice of complementary/alternative medicine and its relationship with life-styles: a population-based survey in Italy

  Males (N = 1087) Females (N = 397) Total (N = 1484)
  N % N % N %
Age and lifestyle behaviours       
Age       
   < 54 743 69.4 368 93.9 1111 76.0
   ≥ 54 327 30.6 24 6.1 351 24.0
Current smoking       
   no 754 78.4 277 74.7 1031 77.3
   yes 208 21.6 94 25.3 302 22.7
Physical activity in the past year       
   no 108 11.4 65 17.9 173 13.2
   yes 843 88.6 299 82.1 1142 86.8
Vegetarian/macrobiotic diet       
   no 946 98.1 359 97.3 1305 97.9
   yes 18 1.9 10 2.7 28 2.1
Professional characteristics       
Post-graduate specialisation       
   no 410 37.9 112 28.3 522 35.4
   yes 671 62.1 283 71.6 954 64.6
Certificated training in CAM       
   no 957 89.1 336 85.1 1293 88.0
   yes 117 10.9 59 14.9 176 12.0
Interest in CAM training°       
   no 571 60.0 138 41.7 709 55.3
   yes 252 26.5 140 42.3 392 30.5
   don't know 129 13.5 53 16.0 182 14.2
No. of inhabitants in area of practice       
   ≤ 10.000 234 21.6 96 24.2 330 22.3
   10.001 – 50.000 371 34.3 144 36.4 515 34.8
   > 50.000 477 44.1 156 39.4 633 42.8
  1. * Percentages are unweighed estimates
  2. ° Question addressed to GPs who reported no certificated CAM training