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Table 1 Demographic data comparing Sana-doctors, Norwegian doctors 1993 and Norwegian doctors 2004/2005.

From: Does a self-referral counselling program reach doctors in need of help? A comparison with the general Norwegian doctor workforce

  Sana-doctors Mean (95%CI) Percentage (95% CI) n = 226 Norwegian doctors 1993 Mean (95%CI) Percentage (95% CI) n = 6602 Sign. Norwegian doctors 2004/2005 * Mean Percentage n = 17500
Age (years)     
The whole population 46.9 (31.9–67.2) 42.5 (23.9– 60.7) p < 0.001 45
Men 49.7 (32.0–67.3) 44.0 (25.4–62.6) p < 0.001  
Women 44.3 (28.2– 60.4) 38.9 (21.5–56.3) p < 0.001  
Gender (%)     
Men/Women 48 (42–55)/52 (45–58) 71 (70–72)/29 (28–30) p < 0.001 64/36
Specialities (%)     
Non-specialist 30 (24–36) 42 (40–43) p = 0.001 45
General practice 22 (17–28) 14 (13–15) p = 0.001 13
Internal medical specialities 16 (11–21) 15 (14–16) ns 15
Surgical specialities 15 (10–19) 14 (13–15) ns 14
Psychiatric specialities 8 (5–12) 6 (5–7) ns 6
Others (including social medicine and laboratory specialities) 8 (5–12) 9 (8–10) ns 8
  1. *Data from the Norwegian Medical Association. Doctors < 70 years.