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Table 1 Characteristics of GPs and practices (n = 158)

From: The influence of age, gender and socio-economic status on multimorbidity patterns in primary care. first results from the multicare cohort study

Gender of GP  
- male 60.8%
- female 39.2%
Age of GP: mean ± sd 50.2 ± 7.7 years
Years of practice: mean ± sd 15.0 ± 8.2 years
Specialty of GP  
- no specialty 4.4%
- family medicine ("Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin") 65.8%
- internal medicine ("Facharzt für Innere Medizin") 28.5%
- family medicine and internal medicine 1.3%
Practice type  
- single pactice 52.5%
- practice-sharing 12.7%
- group practice 34.8%
Number of patients treated in practice in each quarter  
- 1,000 and more patients 51.3%
- 750 thru 999 patients 24.7%
- 500 thru 749 patients 19.6%
- 499 and less patients 4.4%
  1. n: number of observations; sd: standard deviation