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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Irish general practitioner attitudes toward decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis: results from a national survey

  Total (n 565) Male (n 278) Female (n 287) p value
Age n (%)
 <30 years 41 (7.3) 16 (5.8) 25 (8.7) 0.180
 30–50 years 300 (53.2) 121 (43.7) 179 (62.4) 0.288
 >50 years 223 (39.5) 140 (50.5) 83 (28.9) <0.0001
Membership of the ICGP n (%)
 Associate, part-time, others 18 (3.2) 8 (2.9) 10 (3.5) 0.681
 Full-time 403 (71.3) 204 (73.4) 199 (69.3) 0.288
 Retired 36 (6.4) 24 (8.6) 12 (4.2) 0.030
 Trainee 108 (19.1) 42 (15.1) 66 (23.0) 0.017
Training n (%)
 On the GP specialist register 435 (77.5) 216 (78.3) 219 (76.8) 0.687
 Working in general practice 482 (85.3) 242 (87.1) 240 (83.6) 0.250
 Working in academic general practice 129 (23.0) 64 (23.4) 65 (22.7) 0.859
 Level 1-trained GP managing opioid users 169 (29.9) 77 (27.7) 92 (32.1) 0.258
 Level 2-trained GP managing opioid users 25 (4.4) 16 (5.8) 9 (3.1) 0.130
Practice population n (%)
 Mixed 211 (39.7) 110 (41.5) 101 (38.0) 0.405
 Rural 88 (16.6) 42 (15.8) 46 (17.3) 0.655
 Urban 232 (43.7) 113 (42.6) 119 (44.7) 0.626
 Working in an area of deprivation 211 (39.4) 99 (37.4) 112 (41.5) 0.329
  1. Values are n (%); chi-square analysis for categorical variables for comparisons of distributions between gender