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Table 1 Family practitioner characteristics by region

From: The workload for home visits by German family practitioners: an analysis of regional variation in a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Regions
Saxony All Rural
< 5000
Semi-rural
5000 – 10,000
Semi-urban
10,000 – 50,000
Urban
> 50,000
N 2704 253 68 44 78 63
Genderc
 Female 61.4%d 62.1% 61.8%a 54.5%a 59%a 71.4%a
 Male 38.6% 36.4% 36.8%a 38.6%a 41%a 28.6%a
Age
 Mean (± SD) 53 51.6 (± 8.6) 53.2* (± 8.3) 50.8 (± 8) 52.2 (± 8.7) 49.8 (± 9.1)
 39 years and younger 7.9% 10.3% 5.9% 6.8% 12.8% 14.3%
 40–49 27.2% 27.3% 25% 40.9% 14.1% 36.5%
 50–59 37.8% 41.9% 47.1% 34.1% 51.3% 30.2%
 60 years and older 27.2% 18.2% 22.1% 15.9% 16.7% 17.5%
Practice typec
 Single-FP practice 67.7% 64.4% 76.5%a 63.6%a, b 65.4%a, b 50.8%b
 Multi-FP practicef 32.3% 35.2% 22%a 36.3%a, b 34.6%a, b 49,2%b
Primary care statusf
 Well-served regions 64.9% 69.6% 63.2%a, b 54.5%b 74.4%a, b 81%a
 Imminent underserved 35.1% 30.4% 36.8%a, b 45.5%b 25.6%a, b 19%a
Share of delegatione unknown 12.1% 7%* 11.9% 15.3% 14.7%
  1. Note: Pairwise regional comparisons with the urban region (> 50,000) were depicted with: *** p < 0.001; ** p < 0.01; * p < 0.05
  2. cPairwise regional comparisons, in which each subscript letter denotes a subset of intervention categories whose column proportions do not differ significantly from each other at the 0.05 level
  3. dWorking with two or more FP in one practice
  4. eOther pairwise comparisons revealed statistically significant differences in the share of delegation (to medical or non-medical colleagues) between the rural (< 5000) and semi-urban region (10,000 – 50,000) (p < 0.05)
  5. fNot all totals add up to 100% because not all respondents answered every question