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Table 1 Characteristics of Norwegian optometrists

From: Sensitivity and specificity of Norwegian optometrists’ evaluation of diabetic retinopathy in single-field retinal images – a cross-sectional experimental study

  Members of NOFa
  All members (n=1028) Non-participants (n=954) Participants (n=74)
Gender n, (%)       
 Male 472 (46) 441 (46) 31 (42)
 Female 556 (54) 513 (54) 43 (58)
Practice by national health region n, (%)       
 East 338 (33) 317 (33) 21 (28)
 South 293 (29) 276 (29) 20 (27)
 West 176 (17) 165 (17) 11 (15)
 Middle 135 (13) 119 (12) 16 (22)
 North 83 (8) 77 (8) 6 (8)
Higher education n, (%)       
 Master of science in clinical optometry b,* 200 (20) 178 (19) 22 (30)
Private optometric practice n, (%) ‡ 870 (88) 796 (87) 74 (100)
  1. Information as registered by the Norwegian Association of Optometry (NOF) and reported by the participating optometrists.
  2. a Members of the NOA February 2011.
  3. b Missing data for 37 optometrists.
  4. Pearson Chi-square P*< 0.05 between participants and non-participants.