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Table 3 Complete data for response rate, guideline awareness and duration of private practice.

From: Inefficacy of different strategies to improve guideline awareness – 5-year follow-up of the hypertension evaluation project (HEP)

  Total General practice Internal medicine Cardiology
Total sample 4500 1693 2572 235
Cleared sample 4275 1607 2444 224
Overall response rate 2474 924 1434 116
(%) 57.9 57.5 58.7 51.8
First mailing 1114 404 653 57
First reminder 219 85 125 9
Second reminder 770 309 437 24
Third reminder 371 126 219 26
Adequate guideline awareness 919 316 549 54
(%) 37.1 34.2 38.3 46.6
Subgroup with guideline-conform definition of hypertension ≤ 140/90 mmHg
Total 1339 458 808 73
Adequate guideline awareness 919 316 549 54
(%) 68.6 69.0 67.9 74.0
Adequate guideline awareness in relation to duration of private practice
< 2 years 21/45 (46.7%) 4/13 (30.8%) 17/32 (53.1%) 0/0
2–5 years 42/98 (42.9%) 11/35 (31.4%) 28/57 (49.1%) 3/6 (50.0%)
5–10 years 189/408 (46.0%) 40/108 (37.0%) 137/269 (50.9%) 12/31 (38.7%)
10–15 years 269/681 (39.5%) 97/256 (37.9%) 149/377 (39.5%) 23/48 (47.9%)
15–20 years 114/372 (30.6%) 45/158 (28.5%) 63/202 (31.2%) 6/12 (50.0%)
> 20 years 274/850 (32.2%) 114/346 (32.9%) 151/487 (31.0%) 9/17 (52.9%)