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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 genderMale782 (62.1)844 (63.0)0.65
Female477 (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)
> 3717 (57.5)841 (63.5)
Number of consultations annually0186 (14.8)169 (12.7)0.09
1170 (13.5)177 (13.3)
2209 (16.6)193 (14.5)
> 2691 (55.0)794 (59. 6)
BMIa (kg/m2)≤ 25571 (46.6)846 (64.9)<  0.001
]25–30]502 (41.0)288 (22.1)
>  30153 (12.5)170 (13.0)
Educational levelUniversity year 1–2164 (13.3)190 (14.5)0.46
Passed ‘bac’b384 (31.1)424 (37.3)
University year 3–4687 (55.6)700 (53.3)
  1. a Body mass index
  2. b ‘bac’ is the baccalaureate examination for leaving secondary school