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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: General practitioners’ perspectives on management of early-stage chronic kidney disease: a focus group study

Sex n (%)
 Male 13 (48.1%)
 Female 14 (51.9%)
Age in years
 Mean 50
 Range 30–62
Working experience in Years
 Mean 19
 Range 1–33
Familiarity with DIG-CKD n (%)a
 Scarce 3 (11.1%)
 Reasonable 13 (48.1%)
 Good 8 (29.6%)
 Very good 3 (11.1%)
Frequency of DIG-CKD usage n (%)b
 Weekly 3 (11.1%)
 Monthly 11(40.7%)
  < than once a month 8 (29.6%)
 Rarely 4 (14.8%)
 Never 1 (3.7%)
 Usage of telenephrology 21 (77.8%)
Practice urbanization n (%)
 Rural 11 (40.7%)
 Urban 16 (59.3%)
Active as practice holder n (%) 26 (96.3%)
Presence of a nurse practitioner n (%) 27 (100%)
  1. DIG-CKD: Dutch Interdisciplinary Guideline for Chronic Kidney Disease
  2. aSubjective perception of the participating GPs
  3. bDefined as the minimal use of the guideline