Skip to main content

Table 1 Group characteristics of full sample

From: A randomised trial and economic evaluation of the effect of response mode on response rate, response bias, and item non-response in a survey of doctors

  Simultaneous mixed Sequential mixed Online Total
  N (%)
900
N (%)
900
N (%)
902
N (%)
2,702
Doctor type     
GPs 334 (37.1) 388 (43.1) 369 (40.9) 1,091 (40.3)
Specialists 333 (37.0) 318 (35.3) 317 (35.1) 968 (35.8)
Hospital non-specialists 161 (17.9) 140 (15.6) 142 (15.7) 443 (16.4)
Specialist in training 72 (8.0) 54 (6.0) 74 (8.2) 200 (7.4)
Geographic location 1     
Major city 739 (82.1) 711 (79) 745 (82.6) 2,195 (81.2)
Inner regional 116 (12.9) 140 (15.6) 110 (12.2) 366 (13.6)
Outer regional 42 (4.7) 40 (4.4) 43 (4.8) 125 (4.6)
Remote 1 (0.1) 5 (0.6) 2 (0.2) 8 (0.3)
Very remote 2 (0.2) 4 (0.4) 2 (0.2) 8 (0.3)
Age Group     
< = 30 65 (7.2) 64 (7.1) 58 (6.4) 187 (6.9)
30-39 164 (18.2) 150 (16.7) 157 (17.4) 471 (17.4)
40-49 191 (21.2) 200 (22.2) 225 (24.9) 616 (22.8)
50-59 210 (23.3) 212 (23.6) 205 (22.7) 627 (23.2)
60-69 103 (11.4) 123 (13.7) 100 (11.1) 326 (12.1)
70 < = 41 (4.6) 47 (5.2) 44 (4.9) 132 (4.9)
missing 126 (14.0) 104 (11.6) 113 (12.5) 343 (12.7)
Gender     
Female 280 (31.1) 308 (34.2) 289 (32.0) 877 (32.4)
Male 620 (68.9) 590 (65.6) 613 (68.0) 1,823 (67.5)
  1. 1. Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) classification Remoteness Areas [34].