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Table 1 Structural characteristics of physicians and practices

From: Patient satisfaction and side effects in primary care: An observational study comparing homeopathy and conventional medicine

   CP HP
   # % # %
Physicians N 71 41.8 99 58.2
Gender* Male/female 62/9 87.3/12.7 68/31 68.7/31.3
Years since graduation Mean 23.44    21.85
Language* German 43 60.6 78 78.8
  French 25 35.2 18 18.2
  Italian 3 4.2 3 3.0
Urbanisation* City 24 33.8 56 56.6
  Suburb 35 49.3 33 33.3
  Rural area 12 16.9 10 10.1
Practice type* Single 51 71.8 51 51.5
  Group 20 28.2 48 48.5
Practice equipment Laboratory* 68 95.8 66 66.7
  ECG* 69 97.2 66 66.7
  X-ray* 57 80.3 19 19.2
  Ultrasound 16 22.5 7 7.1
Professional activity* fulltime 64 91.4 62 66.0
  parttime 6 8.6 32 34.0
Consultation time (min.)* mean   16.9   28.9
  1. *Significant differences between groups using analysis of variance or chi-square tests