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Table 1 Access to care and barriers

From: A survey of health care needs of physicians

   Gender Working hours
Overall Men Women P value <40 40–60 >60 P value
Difficulty with access to healthcarea 3.6 ± 3 2.98 ± 2.9 4.2 ± 2.9 <0.001 2.1 ± 2.4 3.7 ± 2.9 4.5 ± 3.1 <0.001
Likelihood of self-diagnosisb 6.2 ± 2.8 5.9 ± 2.8 6.6 ± 2.8 0.02 5.3 ± 2.7 6.2 ± 2.8 7 ± 2.6 <0.001
Main barriersc
Finding time 7.4 ± 2.6 7 ± 2.8 8 ± 2.3 0.004 6.1 ± 2.7 7.5 ± 2.6 8.4 ± 2.1 <0.001
Confidentiality 5.1 ± 3.1 4.5 ± 2.9 5.8 ± 3.2 0.002 5 ± 3 5.1 ± 3.2 5.3 ± 3.2 0.84
Inability to see someone I know 5.2 ± 3 4.7 ± 2.7 5.8 ± 3.2 0.002 5.1 ± 3 5.3 ± 2.9 5.1 ± 3.1 0.85
Not encouraged by employer 3.2 ± 2.7 2.7 ± 2.5 3.7 ± 2.9 0.006 2.6 ± 2.3 3.2 ± 2.8 3.6 ± 3 0.1
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. aThe scale used is a 10 point scale (1–10) where 1 is very easy and 10 is very difficult
  3. bThe scale used is a 10 point scale (1–10) where 1 is less likely and 10 is more likely
  4. cThe scale used is a 10 point scale (1–10) where 1 is minor barrier and 10 as major barrier