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Table 4 Frequency of PSA screening by gender and location of practice for patients aged 40 to 69 (a) and patients aged 50 to 59 (b)

From: Prostate cancer screening in Primary Health Care: the current state of affairs

  Every year Every 2 years Every 5 years Would not recommend P value Other/not answered
4(a)
In patients aged 40 to 69:
Setting       
Metro GP (%) 35 (49.3) 15 (21.1) 7 (9.9) 14 (19.7) 0.006 22
Rural GP (%) 7 (18.4) 14 (36.8) 4 (10.5) 13 (34.2) 17
Gender       
Female GP (%) 10 (30.3) 9 (27.3) 7 (21.2) 7 (21.2) 0.434 10
Male GP (%) 31 (41.9) 19 (25.7) 4 (5.4) 20 (27.0)   28
4(b)
In patients aged 50 to 59:
Setting       
Metro GP (%) 48 (64.0) 17 (22.7) 3 (4.0) 7 (9.3) 0.002 18
Rural GP (%) 16 (36.4) 15 (34.1) 2 (4.6) 11 (25.0) 11
Gender       
Female GP (%) 18 (52.9) 8 (23.5) 4 (11.8) 4 (11.8) 0.942 9
Male GP (%) 44 (53.0) 24 (28.9) 1 (1.2) 14 (16.9)   19
  1. Percentages and p-values calculated only for subjects that gave a response.