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Table 2 Comparisons of respondent characteristics with population1

From: The "Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL)" longitudinal survey - Protocol and baseline data for a prospective cohort study of Australian doctors' workforce participation

  National
N = 54,750
MABEL respondents
N = 10,498
  number % number %
Doctor type 2     
Hospital non-specialists 8,820 16.11 1,451 13.82*
Specialists in training 4,214 7.70 864 8.23*
Specialists 19,579 35.76 4,310 41.06*
GPs 22,137 40.43 3,873 36.89*
Remoteness (ASGC) 3     
Major city 44,623 81.50 8,106 77.21*
Inner regional 7,281 13.30 1,589 15.13*
Outer regional 2,402 4.39 545 5.19*
Remote 349 0.64 207 1.97*
Very remote 95 0.17 51 0.49*
Gender     
Male 36,415 66.51 6,392 60.89*
Female 18,308 33.44 4,100 39.06*
Missing 27 0.05 6 0.06
  1. Notes:
  2. 1. * p < 0.001. Statistical significance based on a logistic regression model including age, doctor type, gender, and remoteness as independent variables.
  3. 2. Doctor type defined by AMPCo, rather than reported in actual survey completed.
  4. 3. ASCG = Australian Standard Geographic Classification Remoteness Areas[30].