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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondent physicians (N = 143)

From: The prevalence, reasons and attitudes for the practice of informal medicine

Characteristics Respondent physicians Non-responders
Gender, % (n)
 Men 44.6% (62) 4
 Women 55.4% (77)  
Age, mean ± SD 41.3 ± 8.8 14
Familial status, % (n)   4
 Single 7.9% (11)  
 Married 89.2% (124)  
 Divorced 2.9% (4)  
Origin, % (n)   13
 Israel 70.8% (92)  
 Elsewhere 29.2% (38)  
University, % (n)   15
 Israel 69.5% (89)  
 Elsewhere 30.5% (39)  
Workplace, % (n)   4
 Urban primary care clinic 61.9% (86)  
 Rural primary care clinic 24.5% (34)  
 Public hospital 5.8% (8)  
 Combination 7.9% (11)  
Education level / Specialization % (n)   6
 General practitioner without specialization, % 15.3% (21)  
 Resident 28.5% (39)  
 Specialist in family medicine 50.4% (69)  
 Specialist in internal medicine 5.8% (8)  
Seniority, median (range) 5 (0.5–45) 15
 Less than 5 years, % (n) 41.4% (53)  
 6–10 years, % (n) 28.9% (37)  
 More than 10 years, % (n) 29.7% (38)  
  1. “Specialists” include specialist in family medicine and specialist in internal medicine
  2. “Non-specialists” include resident and general practitioner without specialization