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Table 1 Patient (n = 2599) and GP (n = 52) characteristics

From: Patient-physician agreement on tobacco and alcohol consumption: a multilevel analysis of GPs’ characteristics

Patient characteristics n (%)
Age (years) 40-50 1027 (39)
51-60 829 (32)
61-70 598 (23)
>70 145 (6)
Male 1255 (48)
Duration of time seeing the GP (years) [0, 1[ 168 (6)
[1-5[ 846 (33)
>5 1558 (60)
Number of consultations during the past year ≤ 3 1451 (55)
>3 1061 (40)
Occupational group Shopkeepers and crafts workers 114 (4)
Professionals and managers 1133 (44)
Intermediate white-collar workers 502 (19)
Office, sales, and service employees 446 (18)
Skilled or unskilled manual workers 214 (8)
GP characteristics n (%)
Age (years) ≤50 570 (22)
51-56 638 (25)
57-61 827 (32)
≥62 564 (22)
Male 33 (63)
Participation in a CME* course about managing: Hypertension 33 (63)
Smoking cessation 23 (44)
Alcoholism 23 (44)
Reporting specific skills about managing: Hypertension 15 (29)
Smoking cessation 12 (23)
Alcoholism 12 (23)
Teaching medical school course 32 (61)
Responsibility in a organisation providing CME 14 (27)
Participation in peer groups 33 (63)
Group practice 37 (71)
Fixed fees 33 (63)
≥80 % consultations by appointment 41 (79)
Using computerised medical files 46 (88)
Using automatic reminders 15 (28)
  1. *CME: continuing medical education.