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Table 2 Practice characteristics of GPs using/not using CAM*

From: Characteristics and job satisfaction of general practitioners using complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - is there a pattern?

  CAM use
n = 737
no CAM use
n = 141
p-value#
Practice type, n (%)    0.63
   Single 365 (49.5) 78 (55.3)  
   Group practice 360 (48.8) 62 (44.0)  
Location of practice, n (%)    0.56
   City (> 100.00) 196 (26.6) 41 (29.1)  
   Medium size town 215 (29.2) 35 (24.8)  
   Rural area (< 15.000) 311 (42.2) 62 (44.0)  
Technical equipment of practice, n (%)    
   ECG 711 (96.5) 134 (95.0) 0.41
   Ultrasound 475 (64.5) 77 (54.6) 0.03
   Spirometer 648 (87.9) 120 (85.1) 0.33
Number of patients/per quarter, mean (SD) 1209.4 (598) 1305.7 (677) 0.32
Privately insured patients per practice (%) 11.4 8.5 0.01
  1. SD: standard deviation; *n varies due to missing data
  2. #Statistical significances of differences: P ≤ 0.05