Table 1

Demographic characteristics of applicants and findings for second assessment by type of licence requested (% in parentheses)

Type of licence
VariableTotalPrivateProfessionalSignificance
2 (Yates’s corrected) = 8.14; p = 0.0043.
Age (years)
    50–591616
    60–69311912
    70–79483711p<0.001
    80–84541
Total1006040
Gender
    Male874740
    Female1313p<0.01*
Response to request for additional medical data (%)6642 (64)24 (36)NS
Examining physician at second assessment (%)
    Same as first assessment3927 (69)12 (31)
    Another physician2715 (56)12 (44)NS
Report of additional medical data (%)2819 (68)9 (32)NS
Additional medical data indicating rejection (%)115 (45)6 (55)NS