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Table 3 Characteristics of the study sample (consultations considered completely psychosocial by GPs)

From: Concerns voiced by patients and GPs’ responses during psychosocial visits in primary care: a historical cross-sectional study

Patient and consultation characteristics 1977-1989 (N = 121) 1995-2008 (N = 391) Comparison*
Consultation duration mean (sd) mean (sd)  
Duration 11 min,13 sec 14 min,55 sec t (510) = 5.03***
Age mean (sd) mean (sd)  
Years 38.2 (16.0) 44.6 (17.7) t (510) = 3.59***
Gender N (%) N (%)  
Male 45 (37%) 128 (33%) Chi2 (1) = 0.82
GP characteristics 1977-1989 (N = 42) 1995-2008 (N = 162)  
Age mean (sd) mean (sd)  
Years 40.6 (7.4) 47.3 (6.5) t (200) = 5.76***
Gender N (%) N (%)  
Male 39 (93%) 111 (69%) Chi 2 (1) = 10.15**
Professional experience mean (sd) mean (sd)  
Years working as a GP 12.3 (7.0) 17.7 (8.4) t (174) = 3.69***
  1. *Analyzed with T-tests for continuous variables (consultation duration, age, professional experience) and Pearson’s Chi2 for categorical variables (gender). *p <0.05, **p <0.01, ***p <0.001.
  2. Age and working experience was missing for 2 GPs in the period 1977-1989. Working experience was missing for 26 GPs in the period 1995-2008. These data could not be recovered.