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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample of GPs by country: gender, age, location of practice and typology of practice accommodation (data on 31 European countries from the QUALICOPC survey)

From: Basic ICT adoption and use by general practitioners: an analysis of primary care systems in 31 European countries

  Characteristics of the sample
  Sample Gender Age Location of practice Typology of practice accommodation Practice population size
  Number % female Average % Big (inner) city % Suburb/small town % Urban–rural or rural Shared accommodation  
Alone With other GPs With medical specialist(s) Average
Austria 184 30.3 54.3 34.27 23.03 42.70 80.6 8.1 6.1 3096.3
Belgium 408 37.6 49.2 21.38 24.57 54.05 45.4 40.1 2 1494.9
Bulgaria 223 63.2 50.5 49.77 35.48 14.75 63 20.3 9.3 1616.5
Cyprus 71 49.2 48 76.06 19.72 4.23 10.6 64.9 22.3 2384.8
Czech Rep 219 69.9 51.8 27.06 43.12 29.82 82.7 10.4 2.6 1950.3
Denmark 212 43.4 53 26.67 44.29 29.05 21.3 53.7 0 1690.7
Estonia 129 90.5 50.8 43.41 31.01 25.58 65.2 29.6 0.7 2161
Finland 288 71.4 45 16.14 42.11 41.75 27.9 53.6 13 1919
Germany 238 36.1 53.9 23.48 30.87 45.65 48.5 30.4 3.7 2859.5
Greece 220 45.9 43.5 5.91 19.09 75 43.5 38.2 8.8 2457.1
Hungary 222 46.8 53.4 31.22 28.96 39.82 79.3 10.3 3.3 1733.1
Iceland 80 27.5 54.5 37.97 45.57 16.46 1.9 74.3 20.9 1726.9
Ireland 169 33.7 50.6 8.59 37.42 53.99 21.4 57.6 7.1 2768.9
Italy 218 37.6 57.1 25.93 52.31 21.76 43.4 46.3 4.1 1307.8
Latvia 218 88.5 52 41.9 29.05 29.05 84.8 9.2 2.7 1698.1
Lithuania 225 11.5 51.2 85.07 9.05 5.88 29.9 37.1 3.8 1378
Luxembourg 78 36.8 49 14.47 36.84 48.68 38.2 37.2 2.9 3599.6
Malta 70 29 46.7 12.86 58.57 28.57 33.7 43 17.4 3243.8
Netherland 238 28 53 17.09 33.76 49.15 23.6 54.5 3.3 2417.3
Norway 198 39 45.6 33.85 36.41 29.74 0.4 81.3 14.1 1093.4
Poland 220 63.6 49.5 30 36.82 33.18 24.9 50.9 12.6 2420.6
Portugal 216 60.5 51.4 14.42 42.79 42.79 .. .. .. 1773.6
Romania 220 83.2 52 33.64 26.27 40.09 34.1 41.5 7.4 1840.3
Slovakia 220 67.9 52.6 18.52 47.22 34.26 93.8 3.1 1.8 1677.4
Slovenia 207 75.4 48.9 35.92 31.55 32.52 71.9 15.3 2.5 1950
Spain 428 63.2 49.7 46.35 36.47 17.18 4 76.9 18.7 1655
Sweden 97 54.6 52 15.46 53.61 30.93 0.9 84.9 6.2 4022.3
Switzerland 199 22.1 55 19.29 28.93 51.78 37.5 37.9 7.9 1678
Turkey 299 30.5 44 73.58 15.72 10.7 10.5 76.9 7.6 3712.3
England 171 37.9 46.6 15.88 44.12 40 5.7 82 5.2 4892.8
FYROM 143 83.9 45.7 54.93 29.58 15.49 34.9 35.4 13.2 1693.8
  1. Source: QUALICOPC