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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Impact of pharmaceutical promotion on prescribing decisions of general practitioners in Eastern Turkey

  Frequency
Characteristics (N = 152) n %
Gender   
Male 81 53.3
Female 71 46.7
Years of practice   
1–3 37 24.3
4–6 50 32.9
7–9 38 25.0
10 and above 27 17.8
Work Setting   
Primary health care center 100 65.8
Hospital 52 34.2
Number of patients per day   
30 and under 23 15.1
30 – 59 57 37.5
60 – 89 40 26.3
90 and over 32 21.1
Time per patient   
<5 min 19 12.5
5–10 109 71.7
>10 24 15.8
Participation in any training programmes of drug companies   
Yes 117 77.0
No 35 23.0
Participation in in-service training   
Yes 43 28.2
No 109 71.8
Frequency of SR visits to GPs   
More than once a month 110 72.3
Less frequently 42 27.7
Self-reported effect of SRs activities on prescribing decision   
Yes/always 93 61.2
Yes/sometimes 45 29.6
Never 14 9.2
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