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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and practice details of the study participants

From: Validity and reliability of an adapted questionnaire measuring knowledge, awareness and practice regarding familial hypercholesterolaemia among primary care physicians in Malaysia

Characteristics of participants PCP-PG-Qual
n (%)
31 (23.8)
PCP-noPG-Qual
n (%)
99 (76.2)
Total PCP
n (%)
n = 130 (100)
Gender    
Male 7 (22.6) 30 (30.3) 37 (28.5)
Female 24 (77.4) 69 (69.7) 93 (71.5)
Practice    
Ministry of Health 15 (48.4) 56 (56.6) 71 (54.6)
Ministry of Defence 0 2 (2) 2 (1.5)
University 10 (32.3) 22 (22.2) 32 (24.6)
Private services 6 (19.4) 19 (19.2) 25 (19.2)
Location    
Rural 4 (12.9) 29 (29.3) 33 (25.4)
Urban 27 (87.1) 70 (70.7) 97 (74.6)
Qualification    
Basic medical degree (only) 0 99 (100) 99 (76.2)
Diploma in Family Medicine 15 (48.4) 0 15 (11.5)
Master of Family Medicine 15 (48.4) 0 15 (11.5)
Fellow of Royal Australian College of GP 1 (3.2) 0 1 (0.8)
Member of Royal College of GP (UK) 0 0 0
Service Duration    
 < 5 years 9 (29) 20 (20.2) 29 (22.3)
5–10 years 14 (45.2) 53 (53.5) 67 (51.5)
 > 10 years 6 (19.4) 24 (24.2) 30 (23.1)
No response 2 (6.5) 2 (2) 4 (3.1)
Patients Seen per Month    
 < 500 patients 22 (71) 41 (41.4) 63 (48.5)
500–1000 patients 5 (16.1) 37 (37.4) 42 (32.3)
 > 1000 patients 2 (6.5) 9 (9.1) 11 (8.5)
No response 2 (6.5) 12 (12.1) 14 (10.8)
FH Patients Under Care    
No patient 15 (48.4) 65 (65.7) 80 (61.5)
1–4 patients 11 (35.5) 13 (13.1) 24 (18.5)
 > 4 patients 2 (6.5) 5 (5.1) 7 (5.4)
No response 3 (9.7) 16 (16.1) 19 (14.6)
  1. n, number; PCP-PG-Qual, primary care physicians with postgraduate qualification; PCP-noPG-Qual, primary care physicians without postgraduate qualification; FH, familial hypercholesterolaemia; GP, general practitioners; UK, United Kingdom