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Table 1 Physicians characteristics in Greece and Cyprus

From: Factors influencing prescribing behaviour of physicians in Greece and Cyprus: results from a questionnaire based survey

  Greece
(%)
Cyprus
(%)
Sex   
Male 79.9 69.8
Female 20.1 30.2
Age   
30–40 10.2 17.4
41–50 33.6 46.8
51–60 35.9 33.2
61+ 20.3 2.6
Practicing years   
1–5 1.5 4.8
6–10 4.6 11.7
11–15 15.4 21.8
16–20 18.0 29.9
21+ 60.5 38.8
Specialty   
Pathologist 14.1 9.6
Paediatrician 10.3 17.1
Gynaecologist 9.1 9.1
Cardiologist 8.6 7.5
Neurologist 7.3 -
Surgeon 6.9 9.1
Other 43.7 47.6
Education/Training   
Post graduate 26.7 49.2
Continuous education 50.1 56.5
At least one conference/year 88.8 77.7
At least one publication/5 years 50.9 30.6
Employment Sector   
Private 52.8 35.2
Public 15.7 64.2
Social insurance 2.6 -
Multiple 27.3 0.5
Use of PC   
High 23.1 19.9
Satisfactory 33.3 52.9
Moderate 26.5 19.4
None 17.1 7.9