VARIABLES | PROPORTION OF ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS (N^{*} = 453) | PROPORTION OF STARTING SAMPLE (N = 1400) | PROPORTION OF FMOQ POPULATION (N = 8452) | P VALUE^{†} | P VALUE^{‡} | P VALUE^{§} |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Age group | .046 | .010 | .448 | |||
• 20–39 y | 21.6 | 18.5 | 21.6 | |||
• 40–59 y | 61.6 | 61.9 | 59.4 | |||
• ≥ 60 y | 16.8 | 19.6 | 19.0 | |||
Sex | .378 | .359 | .217 | |||
• Male | 45.5 | 47.2 | 48.3 | |||
• Female | 54.5 | 52.8 | 51.7 | |||
Years of practice | ||||||
.416 | .004 | .512 | ||||
• 0–9 y | 19.6 | 18.7 | 21.8 | |||
• 10–19 y | 23.4 | 25.6 | 23.3 | |||
• ≥ 20 y | 57.0 | 55.7 | 55.0 |
FMOQ—Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec.
↵* This number corresponds to the number of individuals who responded to the questions only.
↵† The χ^{2} tests were performed to compare eligible participants to non-participants from the starting sample.
↵‡ The χ^{2} tests were performed to compare the starting sample to the non-sampled FMOQ population.
↵§ The χ^{2} tests were performed to compare eligible participants to non-participants from the FMOQ population. This comparison was deemed useful because statistically significant differences exist between the starting sample and the FMOQ population for the age groups and years of practice.