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Table 2 Demographics of the study population compared to the demographics of both experts in Family Medicine and physicians working in community clinics as primary care physicians. Data culled from Israeli Ministry of Health reports (refs [11, 12])

From: Cardiopulmonary arrest in primary care clinics: more holes than cheese: a survey of the knowledge and attitudes of primary care physicians regarding resuscitation

  Study population (n = 185) Israeli experts in Family Medicine (n = 1901) Israeli physicians working as primary care physicians (n = 4627)
Gender 56.9% Female 56% Female 45% Female
Age Average 45.4 ± 8.8 (Range 30-69) 50.4% < 50a 37% < 50a
Country of Birth 53.5% Israel ND 34.5% Israel
Country of MD training 62.8% Israel ND 35.7% Israel
17.8% Former USSR 41.1% Former USSR
11.6% Europe/America 24% Europe/America
Specialization 66.4% Family Medicine Not relevant 32% Family Medicine
16% Residents 44% Non-specialists
17.6% Other specialization or non-specialists 24% Other specialization (approx. 50% of whom are specialists in Internal Medicine)
Form of employment 80% Employed 62% Employed ND
20% Self Employed 6% Self Employed
32% Both
HMO 44.4% Clalit ND 52% Clalit
43% Maccabi 25% Maccabi
11% Meuhedet 13.6% Meuhedet
2.4% Leumit 9% Leumit
Place of employment 80% community clinic 79% community clinics 39% community clinics
14% rural community clinic 54% hospitals
3.2% IDF military clinics
2.4% mostly in hospitals
  1. a age grouped by decade from 21-30 to 71+