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Table 1 Characteristics of participating GPs

From: Improving chlamydia knowledge should lead to increased chlamydia testing among Australian general practitioners: a cross-sectional study of chlamydia testing uptake in general practice

Characteristic   Overall N (%) Male GP N (%) Female GP N (%) p-value
Gender of GP    258 (66.0) 133 (34.0) <0.01
Location of GP clinic Rural 346 (88.5) 234 (90.7) 112 (84.2) 0.06
Metropolitan 45 (11.5) 24 (9.3) 21 (15.8)  
GP Age Group (years) <30 13 (3.3) 6 (2.3) 7 (5.3) <0.01
30-44 124 (31.7) 70 (27.1) 54 (40.6)  
45-59 207 (52.9) 143 (55.4) 64 (48.1)  
>60 47 (12.0) 39 (15.1) 8 (6.0)  
Years working in general practice <5 74 (19.2) 41 (16.1) 33 (25.0) <0.01
5-10 40 (10.4) 18 (7.1) 22 (16.7)  
10-20 89 (23.1) 57 (22.4) 32 (24.2)  
20-30 117 (30.3) 83 (32.7) 34 (25.8)  
30+ 66 (17.1) 55 (21.7) 11 (8.3)  
Country of medical training Australia 247 (63.3) 161 (62.7) 86 (64.7) 0.70
Overseas 143 (36.7) 96 (37.4) 47 (35.3)  
Number of clinic sessions per week <5 35 (9.2) 11 (4.4) 24 (18.5) <0.01
5-9 267 (70.3) 176 (70.4) 91 (70.0)  
10+ 78 (20.5) 63 (25.2) 15 (11.5)  
Postgraduate qualifications1 No 117 (29.9) 75 (29.1) 42 (31.6) 0.61
Yes 274 (70.1) 183 (70.9) 91 (68.4)  
Interest in sexual health No 284 (73.8) 207 (80.9) 77 (59.7) <0.01
Yes 101 (26.2) 49 (19.1) 52 (40.3)  
  1. 1Qualifications include Diploma of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Diploma of Venereology/Sexual Health, Certificate of the Family Planning Association, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.