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Table 4 Objective workload of self-employed GPs, mean (95 % CI)

From: Motives for early retirement of self-employed GPs in the Netherlands: a comparison of two time periods

  1998-2002 2003-2007 Δ
Male Female Total Male Female Total
  (n = 256) (n = 26) (n = 282) (n = 175) (n = 16) (n = 191)
Objective workload
Number of working hours 52.02 45.62 51.4 51.32 39.82 50.6 0
  (50.4-53.6) (39.1-52.2) (49.8-53.0) (49.1-53.5) (27.4-52.2) (48.3-52.8)  
Number of out-of-hours shifts (evening) per year 51.3 36.6 50.21 33.01 29.5 32.91 -
  (47.2-55.4) (27.2-45.9) (46.3-54.1) (26.0-40.0) (−9.3-68.3) (26.1-39.6)  
Number of out-of-hours shifts (weekend) per year 11.71 9.8 11.81 9.81 13.2 10.01 -
  (11.2-12.7) (7.8-11.7) (11.0-12.5) (8.6-11.0) (−3.9-30.2) (8.7-11.2)  
  1. 1 difference between periods (p < .05) (t-test).
  2. 2 difference between men and women (p < .05) (t-test).