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Table 1 Characteristics of GP subjects

From: A real-world approach to Evidence-Based Medicine in general practice: a competency framework derived from a systematic review and Delphi process

Variable(s) reported aNo. studies reporting specific GP data Summary statistic combining specific GP data
Age Mean 8 44.4 (95% CI 42.3, 46.4)
  No. (%) aged <40 6 357/965 (37%)
  No. (%) aged 40+   608/965 (63%)
Sex No. (%) male 25 1274/1946 (65%)
  No. (%) female   672/1946 (35%)
Work pattern No. (%) full-time 9 466/699 (67%)
  No. (%) part-time   233/699 (33%)
Personnel No. (%) working solo 11 194/826 (23%)
  No. (%) working in group practice   632/826 (77%)
GP training activity in practice No. (%) working in training practice 3 206/664 (31%)
Experience Mean years in practice 6 16 (95% CI 15, 17)
Postgraduate GP qualification No. (%) holding postgraduate GP qualification 7 776/1272 (61%)
Prior EBP training No. (%) trained in searching literature 3 90/573 (16%)
  No. (%) trained in critical appraisal 4 254/810 (31%)
  No. (%) trained in unspecified EBP skills 2 141/248 (57%)
  1. a“Specific GP data” refers to data that are separable from those of other professional groups