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Table 1 Demographic distribution of GPs participating (n = 162)a

From: Participation in medical activities beyond standard consultations by Swiss general practitioners: a cross-sectional study

General characteristics  
Mean age – years (±SD) 54.3 (±9.2)
Female gender – N (%) 55 (32.7%)
Country of medical education Switzerland – N (%) 147 (87.5%)
Mean years since doctor’s diploma – years (±SD) 28.2 (±9.8)
Specific characteristics  
In solo practice – N (%) 48 (30.2%)
Physician’s office location rural - N [%] 48 (28.6%)
Mean number of hours worked per week - h (±SD) 42.7 (±13.3)
Median number of hours worked per week - h (IQR) 43 (31–50)
Physicians working full timeb - N (%) 84 (51.8%)
Member of a medical network – N (%) 61 (36.3%)
  1. aSix participants excluded because of missing demographic data
  2. bIn Switzerland, 50 h of activity weekly are considered a 100% workload