Table 1

Characteristics of survey respondents and practices

CharacteristicTotal sample (%)EFA sample (%)CFA sample (%)
N=3014N=1531N=1483
Age (years)
 18–3520.720.820.8
 36–5023.123.823.8
 51–6528.228.528.5
 >6522.822.022.0
 Missing5.24.94.9
Gender
 Female63.563.963.2
 Male31.530.732.3
 Divers0.50.40.7
 Missing4.45.03.8
Education
 University degree18.016.919.2
 Vocational training degree37.237.037.3
 Grammar school (A -level)8.37.88.7
 Intermediate secondary school13.614.013.1
 Secondary general school15.115.214.9
 No degree3.03.52.5
 Missing4.95.44.3
Condition existing >3 months
 Yes53.954.353.4
 No41.039.942.2
 Missing5.15.74.4
Health status
 Excellent7.76.39.0
 Very good21.221.121.4
 Good39.840.938.6
 Fair22.322.622.0
 Poor4.74.44.9
 Missing4.34.64.0
Practice (n (%) patients)
 General practitioner (n=9)33.635.531.6*
 Specialist† (n=13)66.464.568.4*
  • *P>0,05.

  • †Obstetrician and gynaecologists (n=3), ear, nose and throat specialists (n=2), surgeons (n=2), cardiologists (n=2), internists (n=1), neurologists (n=1), ophtalmologists (n=1), gastroenterologists and oncologists (n=1).

  • CFA, confirmatory factor analysis; EFA, exploratory factor analysis.