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Table 1 Assessment details by country

From: The role of alcohol in the management of hypertension in patients in European primary health care practices – a survey in the largest European Union countries

Country Region of drawn sample Local responsibles Incentives Response ratea Number of complete responses
France National sample SFMG None 8.5 % 512
Germany Mostly Bavariab BHÄV No personal incentives; €15 paid to BHÄV suborganisation 2.3 % 103
Hamburg CIAR €15 voucher 7.9 % 88
Italy National sample SIMG None 10.1 % 360
Spain National sample semFYC None 9.4 % 802
National sample semergen None 1.1 % 95
UK National sample MediConf £10 voucher 4.1 % 508
Total     5.7 % 2468
  1. Note. SFMG Société Française de Médecine Générale, BHÄV Bayerischer Hausärzteverband, CIAR Centre for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research, SIMG Società Italiana di Medicina Generale, semFYC Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria. semergen = Sociedad Española de Médicos de Atención Primaria
  2. aRefers to number of any response among all contacted individuals
  3. bAn advertisement in a nationwide newspaper was placed during the period of data collection with very little response. Out of 103 GPs, 98 were from Bavaria and the remaining five from Hesse (1), North Rhine-Westphalia (2) and Saxony (2). The response rate was calculated by omitting the 54,000 potential readers from the denominator