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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents (unrestricted GPs and Specialists)

From: Nature of association between rural background and practice location: A comparison of general practitioners and specialists

  GP Background* Specialist Background*
  Rural Metropolitan Rural Metropolitan
Total 711 (23.1%) 2369 (76.9%) 525 (22.2%) 1839 (77.8%)
Males 411 (24.1%) 1295 (75.9%) 375 (22.1%) 1323 (77.9%)
Females 300 (21.8%) 1074 (78.2%) 150 (22.5%) 516 (77.5%)
Under 40 91 (20.8%) 347 (79.2%) 82 (22.6%) 281 (77.4%)
40-49 211 (22.5%) 725 (77.5%) 148 (18.9%) 637 (81.1%)
50-59 274 (23.7%) 884 (76.3%) 166 (23.2%) 551 (76.8%)
60+ 135 (24.6%) 413 (75.4%) 129 (26.1%) 366 (73.9%)
  1. *Background location missing for 76 GPs and 61 specialists; Age missing for 4 specialists