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Table 2 Comparison by gender of control variables

From: Gender and the professional career of primary care physicians in Andalusia (Spain)

Quantitative Variables Female physicians Mean (SD) Male physicians Mean (SD) P
Age 49.1 (4.3) 51.3 (4.9) <0.001
Hours housework Monday to Friday 2.9 (3.1) 1.1 (1.0) <0.001
Hours housework weekends 4.1 (2.9) 1.9 (1.6) <0.001
Patient quota 2055 (224.8) 2041 (304.1) 0.65
Patients on demand/day 36.5 (8.6) 36.4 (9.3) 0.86
Qualitative Variables Female Physicians N (%) Male Physicians N (%) P
Family Medicine Specialty 80 (44.2%) 62 (33.3%) 0.02
Lives alone    
   with children 11 (6.1%) 5 (2.7%) 0.02
   without children 18 (9.9%) 4 (2.2%)  
Individuals in household needing special care 77 (42.3%) 79 (42.5%) 0.97