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Table 1 Basic characteristics of primary doctors participated in this study (N = 1093).

From: Private doctors' practices, knowledge, and attitude to reporting of communicable diseases: a national survey in Taiwan

  Total subjects (n = 1093) Subjects with diagnosis experiences of reportable diseases (n = 406)
Variables   Subjects who did report (n = 340) Subjects who did not report (n = 66) p value*
Gender     0.16
   Male 950 (86.9) 299 (87.9) 62 (93.9)  
   Female 143 (13.1) 41 (12.1) 4 (6.1)  
Age     0.01
   = < 40 181 (16.6) 45 (13.2) 9 (13.6)  
   41–50 409 (37.4) 117 (34.4) 36 (54.5)  
   51–60 346 (31.7) 123 (36.2) 17 (25.8)  
   > 60 157 (14.4) 55 (16.2) 4 (6.1)  
Specialty     0.33
   General Internal Medicine 532 (48.7) 168 (49.4) 37 (56.1)  
   Otolaryngology 184 (16.8) 35 (10.3) 7 (10.6)  
   Pediatrics 250 (22.9) 112 (32.9) 21 (31.8)  
   Obstetrics and Gynecology 99 (9.1) 21 (6.2) 0 (0.0)  
   Urology 28 (2.6) 4 (1.2) 1 (1.5)  
Years of practice     0.09
   < 7 years 255 (23.3) 68 (20.0) 17 (25.8)  
   7–10 years 227 (20.8) 62 (18.2) 18 (27.3)  
   11–15 years 223 (20.4) 78 (22.9) 15 (22.7)  
   > 15 years 388 (35.5) 132 (38.8) 16 (24.2)  
Years of practice at     
   Medical center     0.37
0 409 (37.4) 108 (31.7) 16 (24.2)  
< 5 458 (41.9) 141 (41.6) 31 (47.0)  
5–10 196 (17.9) 76 (22.5) 18 (27.3)  
> 10 30 (2.7) 15 (4.2) 1 (1.5)  
   Regional hospital     0.29
0 562 (51.4) 167 (49.1) 38 (57.6)  
< 5 358 (32.8) 109 (32.1) 19 (28.8)  
5–10 145 (13.3) 50 (14.7) 9 (13.6)  
> 10 28 (2.6) 14 (4.1) 0 (0.0)  
   Local hospital     0.53
0 745 (68.2) 225 (66.2) 48 (72.7)  
< 5 259 (23.7) 84 (24.7) 14 (21.2)  
5–10 72 (6.6) 23 (6.8) 4 (6.1)  
> 10 17 (1.6) 8 (2.4) 0 (0.0)  
  1. *x 2 test between reporting and non-reporting doctors.
  2. Data is presented as number (%).