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Table 2 Characteristics of the participating 601 GPs

From: Understanding the inverse care law: a register and survey-based study of patient deprivation and burnout in general practice

  All GPs Burned-out GPs Burnout-free GPs
N = 601 (100%) N = 153 (25.5%) N = 439 (73.0%)
  N % N % N %
Sex of GPs       
 Males 312 51.9 77 50.3 232 52.8
 Females 284 47.3 74 48.4 204 46.5
 Missing information 5 0.8 2 1.3 3 0.7
Age of GPs       
 34-45 149 24.8 40 26.1 107 24.4
 46-53 155 25.8 42 27.5 108 24.6
 54-59 154 25.6 40 26.1 113 25.7
 60-70 137 22.8 29 19.0 107 24.4
 Missing information 6 1.0 2 1.3 4 0.9
Number of consultations during 2011*       
 ≤ 4363 153 25.5 41 26.8 111 25.3
 4364-5187 148 24.6 37 24.2 110 25.1
 5188-6008 150 25.0 38 24.8 109 24.8
 ≥ 6009 150 25.0 37 24.2 109 24.8
DADI       
 ≤ 21.5 154 25.6 35 22.9 114 26.0
 21.6-25.5 155 25.8 35 22.9 120 27.3
 25.6-30.0 142 23.6 33 21.6 108 24.6
 ≥ 30.1 143 23.8 50 32.7 90 20.5
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of unemployed patients (20–59 yrs.)       
 ≤1.5% 149 24.8 29 19.0 116 26.4
 1.6-1.9% 148 24.6 42 27.5 104 23.7
 2.0-2.4% 151 25.1 37 24.2 113 25.7
 ≥2.5% 146 24.3 45 29.4 99 22.6
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of patients with education at high-school level or below (20–59 yrs.)       
 ≤22.6% 149 24.8 37 24.2 108 24.6
 22.7-26.5% 149 24.8 30 19.6 118 26.9
 26.6-29.8% 148 24.6 33 21.6 114 26.0
 ≥29.9% 148 24.6 53 34.6 92 21.0
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of patients with low disposable income (20–59 yrs.)       
 ≤18.2% 149 24.8 31 20.3 115 26.2
 18.3-21.9% 148 24.6 33 21.6 114 26.0
 22.0-26.6% 150 25.0 50 32.7 97 22.1
 ≥26.7% 147 24.5 39 25.5 106 24.1
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of patients on social benefits (18–59 yrs.)**       
 ≤8.5% 150 25.0 28 18.3 118 26.9
 8.6-9.8% 148 24.6 34 22.2 114 26.0
 9.9-12.0% 148 24.6 39 25.5 107 24.4
 ≥12.1% 148 24.6 52 34.0 93 21.2
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of children in families with low income (<17 yrs.)       
 ≤6.2% 150 25.0 35 22.9 111 25.3
 6.3-8.7% 149 24.8 30 19.6 117 26.7
 8.8-11.9% 148 24.6 41 26.8 106 24.1
 ≥12.0% 147 24.5 47 30.7 98 22.3
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of immigrants and descendants from non-western countries       
 ≤1.2% 149 24.8 32 20.9 114 26.0
 1.3-2.5% 148 24.6 41 26.8 105 23.9
 2.6-5.4% 149 24.8 45 29.4 103 23.4
 ≥5.5% 148 24.6 35 22.9 110 25.1
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of patients living alone (≥ 30 yrs.)       
 ≤21.6% 150 25.0 27 17.6 119 27.1
 21.7-24.4% 148 24.6 43 28.1 103 23.5
 24.5-28.6% 149 24.8 45 29.4 104 23.7
 ≥28.7% 147 24.5 38 24.8 106 24.1
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
Share of elderly patients with low disposable income (≥ 70 yrs.)       
 ≤19.5% 151 25.1 32 20.9 115 26.2
 19.6-24.3% 146 24.3 36 23.5 109 24.8
 24.4-30.1% 151 25.1 44 28.8 107 24.4
 ≥30.2% 146 24.3 41 26.8 101 23.0
 Missing information 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.6
  1. *Number of consultations per practice in 2011/number of GPs in the practice.
  2. **Excluding patients receiving study grants.