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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Policy Review

Notifiable Disease Surveillance and Practicing Physicians

Gérard Krause*Comments to Author , Gwendolin Ropers*, and Klaus Stark*
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of primary care physicians in Germany and the study participants, 2001

Characteristic All physicians in Germany*
(N = 59,610), % Study population
(N = 8,550), % Survey (questionnaire)
(N = 1,320), % Survey (telephone)
(N = 656), %
Age, y
  ≤39
  40–49
  50–59
  ≥60 13.7
40.3
35.0
11.0 –
–
–
– 10.6
38.7
40.9
9.8 6.1
32.5
43.5
18.0
Sex
  Male
  Female 68.3
31.7 70.6
29.4 73.9
26.1 72.8
27.2
Specialization
  General medicine Internal medicine
  Other 73.2
26.8 70.7
28.0
1.3 72.6†
24.9
2.5 75.6
22.9
1.5
Region
  West†
  East 83.3
16.7 88.6
11.4 83.9
16.1 84.0
16.0

*According to the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.
†Including Berlin.

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