Table 1

 Socio-professional characteristics of the study sample

Age, mean (SD)44.2 (7.14)
Men (%)64.3
Married (%)78.9
Years in practice, mean (SD)17.8 (7.55)
Years in present post, mean (SD)6.5 (5.97)
Work environment (%)
    Urban (>15 000 inhabitants)29.1
    Semiurban (5000–15 000 inhabitants)52.4
    Rural (<5000 inhabitants)18.5
Previous training (%)
    Family doctor (internship)49.8
    Family doctor (other ways)30.4
    Other specialties19.8
Type of practice (%)
    Public92.1
    Public and private7.9
Number of patients on list, mean (SD)1786 (295.24)
Number of patients seen daily (%)
    30–40 patients18.9
    41–50 patients35.7
    51–60 patients29.5
    >60 patients15.9
Work in a “training health centre” (%)49.8
Time dedicated to seeing patients (%)
    3–4 hours10.6
    >4–5 hours36.1
    >5–6 hours34.8
    >6 hours18.5