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Table 1 Summary statistics: GP practices in Ireland

From: Knowledge is power: general practitioners prescribing of new oral anticoagulants in Ireland

Variable name Full sample (N = 221) Initiating prescribers (N = 101) Non initiating prescribers (N = 120)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 53 (10.23) 52 (9.71) 53 (10.66)
No. of GMS 1681 (1380) 1972 (1439) 1427 (1279)
No. of private 2037 (2205) 2472 (2583) 1658 (1738)
Size of the practice 3616 (3148) 4345 (3662) 2988 (2476)
No. of employees 5 (4) 5 (4) 5 (4)
  Freq (%) Freq (%) Freq (%)
Males 154 (70) 74 (73) 80 (67)
Munster 108 (49) 53 (52) 55 (46)
Leinster 63 (29) 25 (25) 38 (32)
Connaght 33 (15) 17 (17) 16 (13)
Ulster 10 (5) 6 (6) 8 (7)
City 69 (31) 24 (24) 45 (37)
Large Town (3000–10,000) 67 (30) 34 (34) 33 (27)
Small town (800–3000) 45 (20) 29 (29) 16 (13)
Village (< 800) 28 (14) 10 (10) 18 (15)
Rural 12 (5) 4 (3) 8 (7)
Anticoagulation clinic 7 (3) 4 (4) 3 (2)
Dispensing clinic 15 (7) 8 (8) 7(6)
Physiotherapy clinic 44 (2) 17 (17) 27 (22)
Diet clinic 40 (18) 17 (17) 23 (17)
GP training practice 73 (33) 37 (37) 36 (30)
  1. Provinces aggregate to 214 due to non-response. Size of practice, No. of GMS and Private patients have 5, 6 and 15 missing values respectively