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Table 1 Characteristics of general practitioners stratified by sex, age group and practice location, type of practice and frequency of US use

From: The use of ultrasound in primary care: longitudinal billing and cross-sectional survey study in Switzerland

  Billing Group Survey Group Overall
Users Non-users Total Currenta Non-users Total
Overall 104 109 213 54 7 61 274
Sex 104 109 213 50 7 57 270
 Male, n (%) 84 (81) 75 (69) 159 (159) 29 (58) 2 (29) 31 (54) 190 (70)
 Female, n (%) 20 (19) 34 (31) 54 (25) 21 (42) 5 (71) 26 (46) 80 (30)
Age group 104 109 213 52 6 58 271
  < 40, n (%) 12 (12) 10 (9) 22 (10) 35 (67) 2 (33) 37 (64) 59 (20)
  ≥ 40, n (%) 92 (88) 99 (91) 191 (90) 17 (33) 4 (67) 21 (36) 212 (80)
Practice location 104 109 213 53 6 59 272
 Urban, n (%) 25 (24) 35 (33) 60 (28) 21 (40) 1 (17) 22 (37) 82 (30)
 Suburban, n (%) 60 (58) 51 (46) 111 (52) 26 (49) 5 (83) 31 (53) 142 (52)
 Rural, n (%) 19 (18) 23 (21) 42 (20) 6 (11) 0 6 (10) 48 (18)
Practice type 104 109 213 54 6 60 273
 Individual, n (%) 35 (34) 44 (40) 79 (37) 12 (22) 1 (17) 13 (22) 92 (33)
 Group, n (%) 69 (66) 65 (60) 134 (63) 32 (59) 3 (50) 35 (58) 169 (62)
 General Outpatient, n (%) 4 (7) 1 (17) 5 (8) 5 (2)
Permanence, n (%) 6 (11) 1 (17) 7 (12) 7 (3)
  1. A dash (−) denotes that there were no observations under this group
  2. aCurrently using ultrasound