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Published online 2011 October 14. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-11-169

Table 1

Characteristics of study participants versus the Belgian physician populationa

Survey populationBelgian physician population
CharacteristicPsychiatrists (n = 105)GPs (n = 264)Psychiatrists (n = 1611)GPs (n = 14 888)

Female (%)36224336
Practice: private/institutional/both (%)17/16/6796/4/0--
Mean age (years)46505050
Mean duration of practice (years)1724--
Number of patients with depression treated each month7133--

GP, general practitioner.

aBased on physicians present in the Belgian Central Medical Database.