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Table 1 Participating registrar (trainee), registrar-term and practice characteristics

From: Family medicine trainees’ clinical experience of chronic disease during training: a cross-sectional analysis from the registrars’ clinical encounters in training study

Variable Class n % (95% CIs) or Mean (SD)
Registrar variables (n = 400)   
Registrar gender Male 125 31.3% (26.7-35.8)
  Female 275 68.8% (64.2-73.3)
Pathway registrar enrolled in General 310 77.7% (73.6-81.8)
  Rural 89 22.3% (18.2-26.4)
Qualified as a doctor in Australia No 106 26.8% (22.4-31.1)
  Yes 290 73.2% (68.9-77.6)
Registrar works fulltime No 175 21.4% (18.6-24.2)
  Yes 642 78.6% (75.8-81.4)
Registrar age (years) Mean (SD) 33.03 (6.73)
Registrar-term or practice-term variables (n = 831)   
Registrar training term Term 1 333 40.1% (36.7-43.4)
  Term 2 290 34.9% (31.7-38.1)
  Term 3 156 18.8% (16.1-21.4)
  Term 4 52 6.3% (4.6-7.9)
Registrar worked at the practice previously No 541 71.2% (68.0-74.4)
  Yes 219 28.8% (25.6-32.0)
Does the practice routinely bulk bill No 691 84.7% (82.2-87.2)
  Yes 125 15.3% (12.8-17.8)
Number of GPs working at the practice 1-4 260 31.8% (28.6-35.0)
  5-9 445 54.5% (51.0-57.9)
  Ten or more 112 12.7% (11.3-16.1)
Rurality of practice Major City 454 54.8% (51.4-58.2)
  Inner regional 276 33.3% (30.1-36.5)
  Outer regional or remote 99 11.9% (9.7-14.2)
SEIFA* Index (decile) of practice Mean (SD) 989.2 (68.5)
  1. *Socioeconomic Index for Area (SEIFA) Relative Index of Disadvantage.