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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants compared to all privately practicing gynaecologists registered with BÄK [49]

From: Influenza and pertussis vaccination during pregnancy – attitudes, practices and barriers in gynaecological practices in Germany

   Survey
(n = 867)
BÄK
(n = 11,500)
Characteristics Frequency Percent Percent
Sex 856   
 Female 653 76.3 66.3
 Male 203 23.7 33.7
Age (in years) 842   
 ≤49 277 32.9 31.8
 50–59 419 49.8 41.1
 ≥60 146 17.3 27.1
Work experience in gynaecological practice (in years) 854   
 ≤9 217 25.4
 9–19 346 40.5
 ≥20 291 34.1
Geographical region 849   
 Easta 145 17.1 13.3
 Westb 704 82.9 86.7
  1. Abbreviations: BÄK German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer)
  2. aEast: Brandenburg, Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
  3. bWest: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein
  4. Missing values were not considered, thus the number of participants differs slightly between variables