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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of general practitioners in this study as compared to the general practitioners register

From: Are the General Medical Council’s Tests of Competence fair to long standing doctors? A retrospective cohort study

  Doctors under investigation (n = 95) Volunteer doctors (n = 376) Total on general practitioners register (n = 63,778)
Sex    
Male 79 (83%) 169 (45%) 32, 719 (51%)
Female 16 (17%) 207 (55%) 31, 059 (49%)
Qualification region    
United Kingdom 34 (36%) 324 (86%) 49, 198 (77%)
European Economic Area 7 (7%) 4 (1%) 3, 998 (6%)
International 54 (57%) 48 (13%) 10, 582 (17%)
Ethnicity    
White 27 (28%) 220 (59%)  
Black 17 (18%) 16 (4%)  
Asian 39 (41%) 112 (30%)  
Mixed 0 8 (2%)  
Other 12 (13%) 18 (5%)  
Not stated 0 2 (<1%)  
Year of qualification    
1961-1992 85 (89%) 69 (18%)  
1993-2005 10 (11%) 146 (39%)  
2006-2011 0 161 (43%)