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Table 2 Distribution of characteristics of RGPs working OOH and not OOH. N = 1876

From: Out-of-hours workload among Norwegian general practitioners – an observational study

Variables Number RGPs not working OOH (n = 1236)
%
RGPs working OOH
(n = 640)
%
P value
Gender     0.005
 Female 910 51.0 44.2  
 Male 959 49.0 55.8  
Specialist in general practice     < 0.001
 Yes 1267 74.6 55.3  
 No 596 25.4 44.7  
Experience (number of years as RGP)     < 0.001
 0–2 225 9.2 18.1  
 3–5 273 10.2 23.8  
 6–10 354 17.4 22.7  
 11–15 233 12.0 13.8  
 16–25 330 20.2 13.3  
 > 25 430 31.0 8.3  
Age     < 0.001
 < 35 263 10.6 23.0  
 35–44 690 30.4 50.0  
 45–54 390 21.4 20.0  
 > 54 518 37.6 9.0  
Number of patients on their list     < 0.001
 < 600 72 3.5 4.6  
 601–900 316 14.3 22.3  
 901–1200 721 35.8 44.5  
 1201–1500 567 33.9 24.0  
 1501–1800 139 9.6 3.5  
 > 1800 43 2.9 1.1  
Number of inhabitants in the municipality     < 0.001
 < 3000 50 1.6 4.7  
 3001–5000 70 2.0 7.1  
 5001–10,000 198 8.3 15.3  
 10,001–25,000 407 17.9 29.7  
 25,001–50,000 376 21.8 17.4  
 50,001–100,000 281 16.7 12.2  
 > 100,000 471 31.6 13.4  
Driving distance to nearest hospital     < 0.001
 < 30 min 1372 81.5 58.3  
 30 min – 1 h 338 14.5 25.1  
 1–2 h 115 3.1 12.2  
 > 2 h 39 0.9 4.4  
Employment position     < 0.001
 Self-employed 1584 90.6 76.1  
 Self-employed with bonus agreement 192 7.1 16.6  
 Salaried 45 1.6 4.0  
 Salaried with bonus agreement 28 0.6 3.3