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Table 1 Participants’ sociodemographic data (n = 505)

From: Regional differences in general practitioners’ behaviours regarding influenza vaccination: a cross-sectional study

Sociodemographic data of responders (n = 443) Number % Total population of German GPs [36]
n (%)
Regional allocation of participants Regions with high vaccination rates 235 53.0  
Regions with low vaccination rates 208 47.0  
Sex Female 215 48.5 24,075 (43.9)
Male 227 51.2 30,806 (56.1)
Specialisation Specialist in family medicine 308 69.5 34,865 (63.5)
Specialist in internal medicine (working in primary care) 111 25.1 14,853 (27.1)
General practitioner without further specialisation 24 5.4 5163 (9.4)
Practice Location Urban 223 50.3  
Rural 212 47.9  
   Mean ± SD Total population of German GPs [36]
Mean
Age   54.0 ± 9.4 55.1
Years practising as primary care physician 18.7 ± 11.0  
Patients visiting the practice in three months   1136.3 ± 421.3  
  1. SD standard deviation