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Table 7 Relations between characteristics of the physician and the gender preference of obstetricians/gynecologists

From: Israeli Druze women’s sex preferences when choosing obstetricians and gynecologists

Characteristic Prefer women Ob/Gyn Prefer man Ob/Gyn and no sex preference for Ob/Gyn P value
Demographics
Age    NS
Selected 12 (9.6%) 5 (7.04%)  
Not selected 113 (90.4%) 66 (92.96%)  
Gender    <.0001
Selected 58 (46.4%) 3 (4.23%)  
Not selected 67 (53.6%) 68 (95.77%)  
Origin    NS
Selected 8 (6.4%) 5 (7.04%)  
Not selected 117 (93.6%) 66 (92.96%)  
Marital status    NS
Selected 3 (2.4%) 2 (2.82%)  
Not selected 122 (97.6%) 69 (97.18%)  
Parental status    NS
Selected 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%)  
Not selected 124 (99.2%) 71 (100%)  
Religious status    NS
Selected 1 (0.8%) 3 (4.23%)  
Not selected 124 (99.2%) 68 (95.77%)  
Professional skills
Ability    NS
Selected 111 (88.8%) 66 (92.96%)  
Not selected 14 (11.2%) 5 (7.04%)  
Experience    NS
Selected 112 (89.6%) 68 (95.77%)  
Not selected 13 (10.4%) 3 (4.23%)  
Knowledge    0.0046
Selected 99 (79.2%) 67 (94.37%)  
Not selected 26 (20.8%) 4 (5.63%)  
Qualifications
Board certification    NS
Selected 63 (50.4%) 42 (59.15%)  
Not selected 62 (49.6%) 29 (40.85%)  
Schools attended    NS
Selected 14 (11.2%) 5 (7.04%)  
Not selected 111 (88.8%) 66 (92.96%)  
Hospital affiliation    NS
Selected 27 (21.6%) 17 (23.94%)  
Not selected 98 (78.4%) 54 (76.06%)  
University affiliation    NS
Selected 4 (3.2%) 2 (2.82%)  
Not Selected 121 (96.8%) 69 (97.18%)  
Other qualities
Personality    NS
Selected 37 (29.6%) 23 (32.39%)  
Not selected 88 (70.4%) 48 (67.61%)  
Reputation    NS
Selected 46 (36.8%) 25 (35.71%)  
Not selected 79 (63.2%) 45 (64.29%)  
Availability    NS
Selected 54 (43.2%) 38 (53.53%)  
Not selected 71 (56.8%) 33 (46.47%)