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Table 1 GP, practice and patient characteristics

From: What is important, what needs treating? How GPs perceive older patients’ multiple health problems: a mixed method research study

Patient characteristics Female (IQR) Male (IQR)
Number 18   17  
Age group (70–80 / 80+) 10 / 8   9 / 8  
Education index (low / medium / high) 6 / 12 / 0   1 / 10 / 6  
Median number of health problems 19 (13.0-29.5) 14 (10.0-16.5)
Worries about health (N) 10   6  
GP characteristics Female (range) Male (range)
Number 4   5  
Median age (years) 47.5 (43–60) 48.0 (46–55)
Specialty training: GP / internal medicine 3/1   3/2  
Median practice experience (years) 15.5 (11–22) 11 (7–14)
Practice characteristics City Small town Country (overall range)
Number of practices (N) 3 3 3  
Single handed practices (N) 1 2 2  
Median size (patient contacts quarterly) 950 1000 1200 (700–1800)
Median% of patients >70 years 36 30 25 (10–45)
  1. IQR = Interquartile range.