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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Doctors’ maintenance of professional competence: a qualitative study informed by the theory of planned behaviour

Variables Frequency (N) Frequency (%)
Gender
Female 21 51.2%
Male 20 48.8%
Age (in years)
25–34 2 4.9%
35–44 10 24.4%
45–54 12 29.3%
55–64 15 36.6%
65+ 2 4.9%
Specialty
General Practice 11 26.8%
Psychiatry 6 14.6%
Respiratory Medicine 4 9.8%
Emergency Medicine 4 9.8%
Anaesthesia 2 4.9%
Geriatric Medicine 2 4.9%
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2 4.9%
Other 10 24.4%
Country of Medical Qualification
Ireland 34 82.9%
United Kingdom 4 9.8%
Other 3 7.3%
Health Services Role
Consultant 23 56.1%
General Practitioner 10 24.4%
Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor 6 14.6%
Retired Consultant 1 2.4%
Clinical Researcher 1 2.4%
Division on the medical register
Specialist 28 68.3%
General 13 31.7%