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Table 1 Personal background of population study (N = 79)

From: Physicians’ lack of knowledge - a possible reason for red blood cell transfusion overuse?

Demographic characteristic Number of responses
Gender Male 60 (75.9%)
Female 18 (22.7%)
NA 1 (1.2%)
Age range (years) Mean ± SD 39.9 ± 10.4
Range 26–66
25–34 33 (41.7%)
35–44 17 (21.5%)
45+ 25 (31.6%)
NA 4 (5.0%)
Professional status Senior physician 32 (40.5%)
Resident 47 (59.5%)
Seniority (years) Mean ± SD 12.8 ± 10.93
Median 9.0
Range 0.25–40.0
Medical specialty Internal medicine 34 (43.0%)
Surgery 44 (55.7%)
NA 1 (1.2%)
Place of graduation Israel 19 (24.0%)
Other country 47 (59.5%)
NA 13 (16.5%)
  1. SD standard deviation, NA no answer