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Table 1 Characteristics of 29 GPs interviewed

From: Explaining variation in GP referral rates for x-rays for back pain

Gender Male 24
  Female 5
Frequency of Use of LSX High 14
  Low 15
Type of Area Urban 26
  Rural 3
Years since qualified <20 years 17
  >20 years 12
Working hours Full Time 24
  Part Time 5
Practice Type (Training) Training practice 16
  Not training practice 13
List Size < 5,000 6
  5 to 10,000 10
  10,000 over 13
Number of Partners Single Handed 2
  2 to 5 partners 12
  > 5 partners 15
GP Trainer GP trainer 9
  Not trainer 20
Area Research Practice * 5
  Newcastle upon Tyne 7
  Teesside 9
  Gateshead 8
  1. *Geographical area for research practices are not shown for reasons of anonymity.