Table 1

Demographic and practice characteristics of GPs in this study, and all GPs in Australia

GP survey (n=640)Australia (n=34 606)15 P values (X2 test)
nValid %%
Age (n=640)<0.001
 <35578.913.4
 35–4413420.924.9
 45–5417727.724.9
 55–6418528.923.1
 65+8713.613.7
Sex (n=636)<0.001
 Female42867.344.7
GP registrar (n=611)0.08
 Yes487.910.0
State/territory (n=627)0.001
 New South Wales17527.930.6
 Victoria19330.824.1
 Queensland12920.621.7
 South Australia8112.97.8
 Western Australia396.210.2
Geographical area (n=611)
 Metropolitan38162.468.20.01
 Regional20633.728.0
 Remote243.93.9
Years as GP (n=637)
 <2386.0
 2–59014.1
 6–1514823.2
 16–2513621.4
 26+22535.3
  • GP, general practitioner.