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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Antibiotic prescribing behavior among general practitioners – a questionnaire-based study in Germany

Parameter Responder
Gender, female in percent, n (%) 212 (62.4)
Mean age in years (SD) 51.9 (+/− 8.8)
Mean professional experience in years (SD) 16.7 (+/−10.8)
Medical specialist in percent, n (%)
 General Medicine 288 (84.7)
 Internal Medicine 34 (10)
 None 5 (1.5)
 Other 11 (3.2)
Population of the practice location, n (%)
  < 5,000 56 (16.5)
 5,000–19,000 92 (27.1)
 20,000–99,000 89 (26.2)
  > 100,000 103 (30.3)
Kind of practice, n (%)
 Single practice 193 (56.8)
 Joint Practice 113 (33.2)
 Practice Communities 26 (7.6)
Patient visits per quartile in percent, n (%)
  < 400 5 (1.5)
 400–800 53 (15.6)
 801–1,200 128 (37.6)
 1,201–1,600 98 (28.8)
  > 1,600 48 (14.1)
Contact with patients with MDRO, n (%)  
 Weekly or more often 67 (19.7)
  1. Note. All listed parameters were predictors in the multivariable analysis. MDRO multidrug-resistant organism