Table 1

Sample, respondents, response rates and the range of job positions for doctors with data on gender, age and all items of the ERI model in 2010, 2016 and 2018–2019, and comparison of respondents in 2018–2019 with all active doctors aged <70 years in Norway in 2018

Respondents aged <70 years in NorwayAll active doctors aged <70 years in Norway
201020162018–2019*2018
Sample, n152021952084
Respondents, n101416041511
Response rate, %66.773.172.5
All,† n9211 3941 29227 540
Gender, n (%)
 Male575 (62.4)669 (48.0)609 (47.1)13 715 (49.8)
 Female346 (37.6)725 (52.0)683 (52.9)13 825 (50.2)
Mean age, mean (SD)
 All49.5 (10.4)43.3 (13.0)44.6 (12.2)44.5
Job positions, n (%)
 Hospital doctors517 (56.1)755 (54.2)797 (61.7)13 706 (49.8)
 General practitioners214 (23.2)249 (17.9)232 (18.0)4 735 (17.2)
 Specialists in private practice61 (6.6)55 (3.9)53 (4.1)877 (3.2)
 Doctors in academia59 (6.4)58 (4.2)67 (5.2)716 (2.6)
 Community medical officers25 (2.8)54 (3.9)55 (4.3)1 026 (3.7)
 Doctors in administrative position18 (2.0)30 (2.2)23 (1.8)432 (1.6)
 Interns143 (10.2)17 (1.3)997 (3.6)
 Other positions27 (2.9)50 (3.5)48 (3.6)5 050 (18.3)
  • *Data from 2019 (the latter partly collected at the end of 2018).

  • †Respondents with no data on ERI, or gender or age (≥70 years) were 93 in 2010, 210 in 2016 and 219 in 2019.

  • ERI, Effort–Reward Imbalance.