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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Familiarity between patient and general practitioner does not influence the content of the consultation

  Selected videotaped consultations
Patients N = 394
Age  
-Range (years) 18–88
-Mean (SD) 49.4 (17.4)
Male (%) 40.6
Private health insurance (%) 26.1
Number of consultations  
-Range 1–58
-Mean (SD) 7.0 (6.6)
Self-reported overall health (%)  
-(very) good 56.5
-Moderate to poor 43.5
Familiarity (%):  
-hardly or not at all familiar 29.2
-moderately familiar 18.3
-very familiar 52.2
GPs N = 40
Age  
-Range (years) 35–59
-Mean (SD) 45.9 (7.2)
Male (%) 50.0
Practicing years  
-Range 1–30
-Mean (SD) 14.4 (8.9)
Full time equivalent  
-Range .20–1.00
-Mean (SD) .80 (.20)
No. of patients per GP  
-Range 1345–2810
-Mean (SD) 2226 (362)
Duo-/group practice (%) 82.5
Location (%)  
-Most urban 17.5
-Urban 30.0
-Suburban 15.0
-Mixed urban/rural 25.0
-Rural 12.5