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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention for overdose prevention and naloxone distribution by general practice trainees

  Number Percent
Profiles of training practices   
 County of practice   
  Dublin 10 43 %
  Wicklow 8 35 %
  Other 3 12 %
  Missing data 2 10 %
 GMS list size   
  <500 1 4 %
  500–1000 4 17 %
  1000–1500 7 30 %
  1500–2000 2 9 %
  >2000 8 35 %
  Missing data 1 5 %
 Practice setting   
  Urban 9 39 %
  Rural 5 22 %
  Mixed 8 35 %
  Missing data 1 5 %
 Mean number of GPs (excluding GP registrars)   
  Full time 2.6 (SD 2.0)
  Part time 1.6 (SD 1.2)
 Practice nurse 12 52 %
 Active member of a Primary Care Team 11 48 %
 Ever attended a primary care team meeting 6 26 %
 Methadone prescribing 6 26 %
 Level of methadone prescribing   
  Level 1 4 17 %
  Level 2 2 9 %
 N of patients receiving methadone in the practice   
  0–5 1 4 %
  5–10 1 4 %
  10–15 2 9 %
  15–20 1 4 %
 Years prescribing methadone   
  3 years 1 4 %
  15+ years 2 8 %
Trainee profile   
 Age   
  25–34 years 21 91 %
  35+ years 2 9 %
 Year of Graduation   
  2008 5 22 %
  2009 5 22 %
  2010 4 17 %
  2011 5 22 %
  Other 3 12 %
 Training in addiction   
  0 h 1 4 %
  <4 h 3 13 %
  4–10 h 7 30 %
  11–40 h 2 9 %
  >40 h 1 4 %
 Trained in methadone prescribing   
  Level 1 8 35 %
  None/Planned during training 15 65 %
 (i) Ever witnessed an opioid overdose:   
  Hospital 9 39 %
  Community 2 9 %
 (ii) Total No of Witnessed Hospital overdoses 39a+  
 (iii) Total No of Witnessed Community overdoses 2  
 (iv) Ever administered Naloxone outside of Emergency Department 5 22 %
 Knowledge on Drugs in Ireland – Multiple-choice questions   
 No of trainees who know how many people die due to overdose every year in Ireland 10b 43 %
 No of trainees who know how many people are currently in methadone treatment in Ireland 8c 35 %
  1. aOne trainee witnessed more than 10 hospital overdoses
  2. bMultiple-choice question options: (i) < 100___(ii)200-300___(iii) > 300___
  3. cMultiple-choice question options: (i) < 3000___(ii)3000-6000___ (iii) > 6000___