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Table 2 Background information on the veterinary practitioners

From: Cross-sectional prospective survey to study indication-based usage of antimicrobials in animals: Results of use in cattle

Type of practice among those participating in the survey Number of members (% of all members in practice) Sample size (% of members in the named group) Number of respondents (% of sampled practitioners in the group) % of all respondents (n = 262)
Community/county veterinarian in countryside 233 (27%) 176 (76%) 73 (41%) 27.9
Community/county veterinarian working in city 119 (14%) 91 (76%) 35 (38%) 13.4
Community/county head of health services 13 (2%) 13 (100%) 9 (69%) 3.4
Government or Helsinki University 80 (9%) 42 (53%) 19 (45%) 7.3
Private practitioner 180 (21%) 132 (73%) 48 (36%) 18.3
Veterinarians with non-permanent positions 141 (16%) 136 (96%) 47 (35%) 17.9
Student with right to practice the profession 92 (11%) 91 (99%) 31 (34%) 11.8
Total 858 681 (79%) 262 (38%) 100