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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of GPs at trial entry (n = 43)#

From: Incentive payments to general practitioners aimed at increasing opportunistic testing of young women for chlamydia: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

Characteristic Intervention Control
  N (%) (95%CI) N (%) (95%CI)
Number of GPs (N) 20   23  
Sex     
   Male 9 (45) (25,67) 11 (48) (28,68)
   Female 11 (55) (33,75) 12 (52) (32,72)
Age     
   <35 years 3 (15) (5,38) 2   (9) (2,30)
   35-44 years 0   (0) (0,17) 9 (39) (21,60)
   45-54 years 13 (65) (42,83) 8 (35) (18,56)
   55+ years 4 (20) (8,43) 4 (17) (7,39)
Sessions worked each week     
   <6 sessions 9 (45) (25,67) 7 (30) (15,52)
   6-10 sessions 10 (50) (29,71) 16 (70) (48,85)
   11+ sessions 1   (5) (0,29) 0   (0) (0,15)
Years in general practice     
   0-10 years 4 (20) (8,43) 6 (26) (12,48)
   11-20 years 6 (30) (14,53) 9 (39) (21,60)
   21+ years 10 (50) (29,71) 8 (35) (18,56)
GPs practice location by ARIA§     
   Regional/rural 4 (20) (8,43) 5 (22) (9,43)
   Metropolitan 16 (80) (57,92) 18 (78) (57,91)
Postgraduate qualifications     
   No 8 (40) (21,63) 0  (0) (0,15)
   Yes 12 (60) (37,79) 23 (100.0) (85,100)
Interest in STIs     
   Not interested 2 (10) (2,33) 2 (9) (2,30)
   Interested 18 (90) (67,98) 21 (91) (70,98)
Aware of RACGP 'Red Book'^     
   No 2 (10) (2,33) 2   (9) (2,30)
   Yes 5* (23) (10,45) 17 (77) (55,90)
  1. # Adjusted for clustering at GP level
  2. * One missing value
  3. ^RACGP 'Guidelines for preventative activities in general practice 6th edition'
  4. § Accessibility Remoteness Index of Australia - indexes of remoteness in Australia.