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Table 2 Demographic data and motivation of participants

From: Effectiveness of national evidence-based medicine competition in Taiwan

Demography All N = 358 Profession
Physician Nurse Pharmacist Others
N = 162 N = 71 N = 101 N = 24
Gender (%)      
 Male 161 (45.0) 125 (77.2) 3 (4.2) 28 (27.7) 5 (20.8)
 Female 197 (54.4) 37 (22.8) 68 (95.8) 73 (72.3) 19 (79.2)
Academic degree (%)      
 Under college 2 (0.6) 0 (0) 1 (1.4) 1 (1.0) 0 (0)
 College* 216 (60.3) 139 (85.8) 26 (36.6) 40 (39.6) 11 (45.8)
 Master’s 132 (36.9) 19 (11.7) 43 (60.6) 58 (57.4) 12 (50.0)
 Doctorate 8 (2.2) 4 (2.5) 1 (1.4) 2 (2.0) 1 (4.2)
Age (y) (± SD) 33.2 ± 6.0 32.2 ± 5.3 36.8 ± 5.4 32.3 ± 6.2 33.5 ± 7.3
Working period (y)(± SD) 7.9 ± 6.1 6.0 ± 4.6 14.4 ± 5.7 6.3 ± 5.0 8.2 ± 7.0
Director (%) 67 (18.7) 8 (4.9) 35 (49.3) 18 (17.8) 6 (25.0)
Faculty (%) 111 (31.0) 32 (19.8) 23 (32.4) 50 (49.5) 6 (25.0)
Motivation (%)      
 Assignment 328 (91.6) 148 (91.4) 65 (91.6) 93 (92.0) 22 (91.7)
 Research 5 (1.4) 2 (1.2) 1 (1.4) 2 (2.0) 0 (0)
 Continuing education 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 1 (1.4) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Medical accreditation 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Interest 14 (3.9) 7 (4.3) 2 (2.8) 5 (5.0) 0 (0)
 Others 10 (2.8) 5 (3.1) 2 (2.8) 1 (1.0) 2 (8.3)
  1. * College curriculum is 7 years for medical school, 6 years for dental school and 4 years for the other professions.