Table 1.

Demographic characteristics

CHARACTERISTICRESPONDENTS, N (%)*
Sex (N = 339)
  • Male208 (61.4)
  • Female131 (38.6)
Country of training (N = 338)
  • Canada192 (56.8)
  • South Africa101 (29.9)
  • United States7 (2.1)
  • Other38 (11.2)
Time in practice, y (N = 337)
  • < 553 (15.7)
  • 6–1050 (14.8)
  • 11–2077 (22.8)
  • > 20157 (46.6)
No. of physicians in group (N = 337)
  • Solo53 (15.7)
  • 2–5122 (36.2)
  • > 5162 (48.1)
No. of periodic health examinations/wk in patients > 40 y of age (N = 334)
  • < 556 (16.8)
  • 6–10168 (50.3)
  • 11–2085 (25.4)
  • > 2025 (7.5)
Location of practice (N = 338)
  • Rural (population < 10 000)107 (31.7)
  • Regional (10 000 to 100 000)63 (18.6)
  • Urban (Regina or Saskatoon)168 (49.7)
  • * Not all respondents answered all questions.