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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the physicians and nurses interviewed

From: Physical activity counseling in primary health care in Brazil: a national study on prevalence and associated factors

Variables All Physicians Nurses
  % N % N % N
Gender       
Male 29.5 156 56.6 103 15.3 53
Female 70.5 373 43.4 79 84.7 294
Age (years)       
≤30 44.1 233 26.9 49 53.2 184
31 to 40 31.1 164 31.9 58 30.6 106
>40 24.8 131 41.2 75 16.2 56
Skin color       
White 63.9 338 67.6 123 62.0 215
Others 36.1 191 32.4 59 38.0 132
Specialization degree in Public or Family Health       
Yes 10.8 57 9.3 17 11.5 40
No 89.2 447 90.7 165 88.5 307
Time since the last academic degree (years)       
<5 68.3 359 50.8 92 77.4 267
5 to 10 15.4 81 14.4 26 15.9 55
>10 16.3 86 34.8 63 6.7 23
Working hours per week       
<40 30.6 161 45.6 82 22.8 79
≥40 69.4 365 54.4 98 77.2 267
Working time at the health care unit (years)       
≤1 37.9 198 49.7 90 31.7 108
2 to 5 43.9 229 32.0 58 50.1 171
>5 18.2 95 18.3 33 18.2 62
Patients attending per week       
≤80 54.0 271 29.2 52 67.6 219
80 to 160 33.7 169 50.0 89 24.7 80
>160 12.3 62 20.8 37 7.7 25
Total 100 529 100 182 100 347