Table 2

Physicians’ characteristics, overall, and stratified into two groups according to whether they are medical assessors of the road traffic office or regular practice GPs (n=268)

CharacteristicsTotal*Medical assessors (n=45)Regular practice GPs (n=223)P value†
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Gender (n=266)0.01
 Male177 (66.5)35 (81.4)142 (63.7)
 Female89 (33.5)8 (18.6)81 (36.3)
Age group (years) (n=266)0.04
 <4556 (21.1)7 (15.6)49 (22.2)
 45–5465 (24.4)8 (17.8)57 (25.8)
 55–6497 (36.5)19 (42.2)78 (35.3)
 ≥6548 (18.0)11 (24.4)37 (16.7)
Location of practice (n=263)<0.001
 Urban196 (74.5)44 (97.8)152 (69.7)
 Rural67 (25.5)1 (2.2)66 (30.3)
Median (IQR)Median (IQR)Median (IQR)
Number of half days worked per week (n=261)8 (3)9 (2)8 (3)0.03
Number of fitness-to-drive assessments per week (n=264)2 (2)5 (3)1 (1)<0.001
Number of procedures often or always performed (n=209)14 (5)15 (4)14 (5)0.56
  • *Numbers do not add to 268 because of missing data.

  • †Design-based F tests (corrected weighted Pearson χ2 tests) for categorical variables and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests for numerical data.

  • GPs, general practitioners.