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Table 3 Characteristics selected by patients as important in choosing a breast surgeon

From: Do women prefer a female breast surgeon?

Characteristics of surgeons N (%)
Demographics
 Age 52 (10.7 %)
 Gender 45 (9.2 %)
 Origin 16 (3.3 %)
 Marital status 8 (1.6 %)
 Parental status 3 (0.6 %)
 Religious status 8 (1.6 %)
Professional skills
 Ability (professional) 453 (93 %)
 Experience 444 (91.2 %)
 Knowledge 383 (78.6 %)
Qualifications
 Board certification 155 (31.8 %)
 Schools attended 36 (7.4 %)
 Hospital affiliation 129 (26.5 %)
 University affiliation 12 (2.5 %)
Other qualities
 Personality 215 (44.1 %)
 Reputation 221 (45.4 %)
 Availability 198 (40.7 %)