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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of challenging medical conditions of patients from the perspective of GPs

From: Difficult medical encounters and job satisfaction - results of a cross sectional study with general practitioners in Germany

Medical Conditionsa Mean (SD) CI 95%
Somatization disorder 7.42 (2.38) 7.20–7.65
Chronic pain 7.22 (2.34) 7.00–7.44
Addiction to alcohol 7.07 (2.45) 6.84–7.31
Schizophrenia 6.83 (2.56) 6.59–7.08
Depression 6.67 (2.38) 6.45–6.90
Anxiety disorder 6.57 (2.50) 6.34–6.81
Dementia 6.32 (2.56) 6.08–6.56
Obesity 5.90 (2.54) 5.66–6.14
Polypharmacy 5.68 (2.51) 5.44–5.92
Multimorbidity 5.22 (2.50) 4.98–5.45
Chronic renal failure 5.05 (2.48) 4.82–5.28
Diabetes type 2 4.87 (2.50) 4.64–5.11
Heart failure 4.03 (2.43) 3.80–4.26
High blood pressure 3.22 (2.14) 3.02–3.43
  1. arange from 1 “not challenging at all” to 10 “very challenging”; SD standard deviation, CI confidence interval, GP general practitioner