Table 1: Demographic characteristics of the sample of Portuguese family physicians participating in the survey.

DemographicsGroup with worse attitudesGroup with better attitudes

Age53.7 ± 7.750.3 ± 9.80.005
Years practicing as a family physician24.0 ± 8.621.4 ± 10.30.04
Sex (%)
 Male41 (29.3)43 (45.7)0.01
 Female99 (70.7)51 (54.3)
Practice characteristic (%)
 Urban62 (44.3)42 (44.7)0.57
 Rural23 (16.4)11 (11.7)
 Mixed urban/rural55 (39.3)41 (42.7)

Independent samples -test; chi-square test.