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Table 1 Characteristics of specialists in internal medicine working in general hospitals of the sample of 1996 and 2004

From: Internal medicine specialists' attitudes towards working part-time: a comparison between 1996 and 2004

  1996 2004
  Full-timers (n = 199) Part-timers (n = 20) Total sample (n = 219) Full-timers (n = 257) Part-timers (n = 106) Total sample (n = 363)
Male (%) 188 (94.5) 11 (55) 199 (90.9) 228 (89.1)* 54 (50.5) 282 (77.7)***
Mean age (sd) 46.9 (8.2) 49.0 (9.5) 47.1 (8.4) 48.9 (7.0)** 47.8 (7.6) 48.6 (7.2)*
Mean FTE (sd) 1.0 (.00) 0.68 (.20) .97 (.11) 1.0 (.00) .76 (.15)* .93 (0.14)***
Mean hours (sd) 57.1 (9.1) 38.3 (11.4) 55.9 (10.3) 53.9 (8.1)** 40.4 (14.3) 50 (11.9)***
  1. T-tests were used for comparison between groups of continuous variables and chi-square test for discrete variables. All comparisons between 1996 and 2004
  2. * p < .05; ** p < .01; *** p < .001
  3. Note: the data of 1996 are weighted.