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Table 2 The influence of personal background on knowledge of transfusion medicine

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

Variable Overall score
(0–100)
Familiarity with the restrictive blood management discipline score (0–100) Indications for transfusion score
(0–100)
Mean ± SD
(IQR)
P-value
(2-sided)
Mean ± SD
(IQR)
P-value
(2-sided)
Mean ± SD
(IQR)
P-value (2-sided)
Age (Years) 25–34 43.8 ± 15.5
(29.1–54.1)
0.05b 43.3 ± 27.8
(20.0–65.0)
0.1b 49.4 ± 22.6
(33.3–66.6)
0.3b
35–44 46.0 ± 21.0
(37.5–58.3)
51.7 ± 30.0
(25.0–80.0)
38.2 ± 27.4
(16.6–58.3)
45+ 55.0 ± 17.4
(41.6–68.7)
58.8 ± 24.5
(40.0–80.0)
44.6 ± 24.8
(16.6–66.6)
Professional status Senior physicians 54.1 ± 19.5
(41.6–69.7)
0.01a 61.2 ± 26.6
(42.5–80.0)
0.003a 43.2 ± 26.3
(16.6–66.6)
0.75a
Residents 43.4 ± 16.7
(29.1–54.1)
42.3 ± 26.7
(20.0–60.0)
45.0 ± 24.5
(33.3–66.6)
Place of graduation Israel graduates 50.4 ± 18.9
(37.5–66.6)
0.73a 54.2 ± 28.5
(30.0–80.0)
0.62a 51.7 ± 17.4
(33.3–66.6)
0.2c
Non-Israel graduates 48.7 ± 18.0
(33.3–58.3)
50.4 ± 28.6
(30.0–80.0)
44.3 ± 27.6
(16.6–66.6)
Field of specialty Internal medicine 55.5 ± 20.0
(33.3–71.8)
0.002a 60.5 ± 30.3
(30.0–90.0)
0.03a 49.5 ± 26.7
(29.1–70.8)
0.12a
Surgical 41.8 ± 15.3
(33.3–50.8)
41.3 ± 23.4
(22.5–60.0)
40.5 ± 23.6
(33.3–50.0)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aIndependent sample t-test; bAnova; cWilcoxon rank sum test