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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) _________ 39 % community clinics 54 % hospitals (of all physicians) _________ 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]