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Table 5 Comparison of study demographics with Israeli primary care physicians

From: Dealing with ambiguity: Israeli physician’s attitudes and practices regarding pre-exercise certificates: a questionnaire study

  Study demographics Israeli primary care physicians demographicsa
Gender 56.9 % Female 45 % Female (of primary care physicians)
Age Range 30–69
Average 45.4
SD 8.8
36 % ages 25–44
62 % ages 45–64
(of all family physicians)
Country of Birth 53.5 % Israel 34.5 % Israel
(of all physicians)
Year of MD graduation Average 1989
SD 8.9
No data found
Country of MD training 62.8 % Israel
17.8 % former USSR
11.6 % Europe/America
35.7 % Israel
41.1 % Former USSR
24 % Europe/America (of all physicians)
Specialization 66.4 % Family Medicine
16 % Residents
17.6 % Other specialization or non-specialists
Family Medicine 57 % (of primary care specialists)
Form of employment 80 % Employed
20 % Self Employed
62 % Employed
6 % Self Employed
32 % Both
HMO 44.4 % Clalit
43 % Maccabi
11 % Meuhedet
2.4 % Leumit
52 % Clalit
25 % Maccabi
13.6 % Meuhedet
9 % Leumit (of all physicians)
Place of employment 80 % community clinic
14 % rural community clinic
3.2 % IDF military clinics
2.4 % mostly in hospitals
79 % community clinics
(of Family Medicine specialists)
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39 % community clinics
54 % hospitals
(of all physicians)
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Population in urban localities: 91.2 %
Population in rural localities: 8.8 %
(2014)
  1. aIsraeli primary care physicians’ demographics obtained from the Israeli Ministry of Health 6.2015 report on “Medicine in the Community: physicians working in Family Medicine in Israel” [27]