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Table 1 Comparison between orthopaedic surgeons and general practitioners regarding background data

From: Dealing with sickness certification – a survey of problems and strategies among general practitioners and orthopaedic surgeons

  Total Orthopaedic surgeons General practitioners
  n n mean/% SD n mean/% SD
Age, mean 822 149 51.1 7.08 673 52.2 6,70
Working years, mean 797 140 22.3 7.60 657 20.6 7.30
Sex, men % 822 127 85.2   322 47.8