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Table 1 Comparison of GP participants and all active recognised Australian GPs.

From: Observed intra-cluster correlation coefficients in a cluster survey sample of patient encounters in general practice in Australia

  BEACH April 1999–March 2000 % (95%CI) (N = 1,047) BEACH April 02–March 03 % (95%CI (N = 1,008) Australian GPs April 02 to March 03 % (N = 17,884)[13]
Males 69.6 (66.8,72.4) 64.8 (61.8,67.7) 66.8
Age group    
<35 8.4 (6.7,10.1) 7.3 (5.7,9.0) 9.7
35–44 32.4 (29.6,35.3) 26.6 (23.9,29.3) 25.1
45–54 32.4 (29.6,35.3) 35.2 (32.3,38.2) 33.1
55+ 26.7 (24.1,29.4) 30.9 (28.0,33.7) 32.0
State    
NSW 37.4 (34.5,40.4) 39.6 (36.7,42.7) 33.6
Victoria 20.1 (17.7,22.5) 18.8 (16.4,21.3) 24.5
Queensland 20.2 (17.8,22.6) 21.2 (18.7,23.8) 18.5
South Australia 9.1 (7.3,10.8) 6.2 (4.7,7.6) 8.7
Western Australia 8.8 (7.1,10.5) 8.9 (7.2,10.7) 9.5
Tasmania 2.4 (1.5,3.3) 2.8 (1.8,3.8) 2.9
ACT 1.1 (0.5,1.8) 1.4 (0.6,2.0) 1.5
NT 0.9 (0.3,1.4) 1.1(0.4,1.7) 0.8