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Table 1 Characteristics of the consultations, physicians, and patients

From: Development and validation of a structured observation scale to measure responsiveness of physicians in rural Bangladesh

Variable Value
Observation setting Public sector 195 (n)
Private sector 198 (n)
Self-reported number of patients seen by physicians in that setting (public or private) per day (Mean and Standard Deviation) 30.35 (17.81)
Consultation time in minutes (mean and standard deviation) 5.04 (2.45)
Gender of physician Male 78.37 (%)
Female 21.63 (%)
Age of physician Less than 30 Years 33.84 (%)
30 to less than 40 Years 35.62 (%)
40 to less than 50 Years 11.45 (%)
More than or equal to 50 years 19.08 (%)
Origin of physician (i.e., whether from the same upazila) Local 33.33 (%)
Not local 66.67 (%)
Year of graduation of physician After 2000 68.18 (%)
Between 1990 and 2000 11.70 (%)
Between 1980 and 1990 17.30 (%)
Before 1980 3.82 (%)
Rural work experience of physician 2 Years or less 51.91 (%)
More than 2 to 5 years 16.03 (%)
More than 5 to 10 years 9.92 (%)
More than 10 years 22.14 (%)
Type of medical college the physician passed from Public 92.62 (%)
Private 6.62 (%)
Foreign 0.76 (%)
Gender of patient Male 39.69 (%)
Female 60.31 (%)
Age of patient Less than 30 years 23.16 (%)
30 to less than 40 years 20.87 (%)
40 to less than 50 years 24.94 (%)
More than or equal to 50 years 31.04 (%)
Level of education of patient Illiterate 21.88 (%)
Up to primary (5 Years) education 26.72 (%)
Up to secondary (10 Years) education 32.06 (%)
More than secondary education 19.34 (%)