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Table 1 Characteristics of male and female patients (N = 2599)

From: Physicians’ preventive practices: more frequently performed for male patients and by female physicians

   Male patients
(N = 1259)
n (%)
Female patients
(N = 1340)
n (%)
P
GP gender Male 782 (62.1) 844 (63.0) 0.65
Female 477 (37.9) 496 (37.0)
Age (years) [40–50[ 453 (36.0) 499 (37.2) 0.28
[50–60[ 390 (31.0) 425 (31.7)
[60–75[ 416 (33.0) 416 (31.0)
Duration of GP-patient relationship (years) [0–1] 91 (7.3) 77 (5.81) 0.007
]1–3] 439 (35.2) 407 (30.7)
> 3 717 (57.5) 841 (63.5)
Number of consultations annually 0 186 (14.8) 169 (12.7) 0.09
1 170 (13.5) 177 (13.3)
2 209 (16.6) 193 (14.5)
> 2 691 (55.0) 794 (59. 6)
BMIa (kg/m2) ≤ 25 571 (46.6) 846 (64.9) <  0.001
]25–30] 502 (41.0) 288 (22.1)
>  30 153 (12.5) 170 (13.0)
Educational level University year 1–2 164 (13.3) 190 (14.5) 0.46
Passed ‘bac’b 384 (31.1) 424 (37.3)
University year 3–4 687 (55.6) 700 (53.3)
  1. a Body mass index
  2. b ‘bac’ is the baccalaureate examination for leaving secondary school