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Table 1 Characteristics of responding GPs

From: Widening access to medicine may improve general practitioner recruitment in deprived and rural communities: survey of GP origins and current place of work

Characteristic No. ( %, 95 % CI) of responding GPs No. ( %, 95 % CI) of GPs in Scotland
N = 801a N = 4907 for age and sex, N = 4863 for current practiceb
Gender   
   Male 413 (51.5, 48.0 to 55.1) 2384 (48.6, 47.2 to 50.0)
   Female 383 (47.8, 44.3 to 51.3) 2523 (51.4, 50.0 to 52.8)
   Missing 5 (0.6, 2.3 to 15.3) -
Age   
   25–40 years 164 (20.5, 17.8 to 23.5) 1736 (35.4, 34.0 to 36.7)
   41–55 years 492 (61.4, 57.9 to 64.8) 2381 (48.5, 47.1 to 49.9)
   56–75 years 145 (18.1, 15.5 to 21.0) 790 (16.1, 15.1 to 17.2)
   Missing - -
Graduation year   
   1970–79 180 (22.5, 19.7 to 25.6) n/a
   1980–89 375 (46.8, 43.3 to 50.3)  
   1990–99 194 (24.2, 21.3 to 27.4)  
   2000–05 49 (6.1, 4.61 to 8.1)  
   Missing 3 (3.7, 0.9 to 11.8)  
Socioeconomic status at medical school entry   
   NS-SEC 1 (higher managerial/professional) 611 (76.3, 73.2 to 79.2) n/a
   NS-SEC 2 (intermediate occupations) 21 (2.6, 1.7 to 4.1)  
   NS-SEC 3 (small employers and self-employed) 56 (7.0, 5.4 to 9.0)  
   NS-SEC 4 (lower supervisory and technical) 63 (7.9, 6.1 to 10.0)  
   NS-SEC 5 (semi-routine and routine) 34 (4.2, 3.0 to 5.9)  
   Missing 16 (2.0, 1.2 to 3.3)  
Urban–rural classification at medical school entry   
   Scotland – city 219 (27.3, 24.3 to 30.6) n/a
   Scotland – urban 134 (16.7, 14.3 to 19.5)  
   Scotland – accessible 95 (11.9, 9.7 to 14.4)  
   Scotland – remote 42 (5.2, 3.9 to 7.1)  
   Other UK 183 (22.9, 20.0 to 26.0)  
   Non-UK 37 (4.6, 3.3 to 6.4  
   Missing 91 (11.4, 9.3 to 13.8)  
Current practice (n = 801)   
   Remote practice 105 (13.1, 10.9 to 15.7) 643 (13.2, 12.3 to 14.2)
   Deprived practice 67 (8.4, 6.6 to 10.6) 301 (6.2, 5.5 to 6.9)
  1. aNot all respondents completed all NS-SEC questions, and not all postcodes could be matched to remote/rural lookup files (including non-UK residence at the time of medical school application)
  2. bScottish data for age and sex is for 2010/11 matching the survey date; Scotland data for current practice location is for April 2015 which is the only date for which this data is publicly available