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Table 1 Structural characteristics of physicians, practices and duration of visit (physician rated)

From: Patient satisfaction with primary care: an observational study comparing anthroposophic and conventional care

   CON AM P-values
   # % CI c # % CI c  
Physicians Number 71    32    
Female physicians* Proportion 9 12.7   10 31.3   p = 0.025
Age Mean (Standard Deviation) 52.3 (6.86)    51.4 (8.84)    P = 0.628
Years since graduation Mean (Standard Deviation) 23.4 (7.40)    21.5 (9.19)    P = 0.301
Language German 43 60.6   29 90.6   p = 0.008
  French 25 35.2   3 9.4   
  Italian 3 4.2   0 0   
Urbanisation* Inner city 24 33.8   22 68.8   p = 0.004
  Agglomeration 35 49.3   7 21.9   
  Rural area 12 16.9   3 31.1   
Practice type Single practice 51 71.8   17 53.1   P = 0.064
  Group practice 20 28.2   15 46.9   
Level of activity Full time 64 91.4   24 77.4   p = 0.053
  Part time 6 8.6   7 22.6   
Practice equipment (*) b Laboratory * 68 95.8   26 81.3   (p = 0.024)b
  ECG * 69 97.2   26 81.3   (p = 0.011)b
  X-ray * 57 80.3   9 28.1   (p < 0.001)b
  Ultrasound 16 22.5   7 21.9   (p = 1.000)b
Duration of Visit a,* Mean (min) 16.8   15.7–18.0 23.3   21.1–25.9 p < 0.001
  1. * = significant difference (p < 0.05) to COM-group in a multivariate logistic model,
  2. a = data from PEK II and (...)b = Fisher's Exact Text
  3. c = 95% Confidence Interval