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Table 1 Characteristics of GP participants

From: General practitioners’ views on retaining Singapore’s primary care doctors: a cross-sectional survey and qualitative analysis

  N Percent
Age group
 ≤ 30 12 4.0%
 31 to 35 32 10.6%
 36 to 40 44 14.5%
 41 to 45 36 11.9%
 46 to 50 48 15.8%
 51 to 55 52 17.2%
 56 to 60 36 11.9%
 61 to 65 25 8.3%
  > 65 18 5.9%
Gender
 Male 205 65.7%
 Female 99 31.7%
 Prefer not to say 8 2.6%
Ethnic group
 Chinese 273 87.5%
 Malay 5 1.6%
 Indian 25 8.0%
 Others 9 2.9%
Practice type (multiple selection)
 Polyclinic (Public) 45  
 Private Group 135  
 Private Solo 149  
 Community Hospital (Public) 5  
 Freelance/Locum 20  
 Others 20  
Roles (multiple selection)
 Clinical practice 350  
 Teaching 72  
 Mentoring 56  
 Research 25  
 Administration 143  
 Leadership 79  
 Others 7  
Highest qualification (related to FM)
 MBBS/MD 156 43.9%
 Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine* 107 30.1%
 Master of Medicine in Family Medicine 53 14.9%
 Fellowship in Family Medicine 37 10.4%
 Others 2 .6%
*A two-year training program in family medicine for practicing doctors   
Years of experience
  <  = 5 years 45 12.7%
 6 to 10 years 55 15.5%
 11 to 15 years 41 11.5%
 16 to 20 years 57 16.1%
 21 to 25 years 56 15.8%
 26 to 30 years 52 14.6%
 31 to 35 years 22 6.2%
 36 to 40 years 10 2.8%
 41 to 45 years 8 2.3%
  > 45 years 9 2.5%
Hours worked per week
  < 10 3 .8%
 10–19 22 6.2%
 20–29 39 11.0%
 30–39 71 20.0%
 40–49 145 40.8%
  ≥ 50 75 21.1%