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Table 6 Distribution of interviewee responses: Research

From: A survey of perceived training differences between ophthalmology residents in Hong Kong and China

  Hong Kong Mainland P value
Proportion of total working time spent on research   
 None 1 (5.0) 7 (14.0) 0.01*
 10 % 12 (60.0) 11 (22.0)  
 20 % 7 (35.0) 20 (40.0)  
 50 % 0 (0.0) 10 (20.0)  
  > 70 % 0 (0.0) 2 (4.0)  
Number of publications per year in training    
 Chinese 0 1.39  
 English 0.57 0.78 0.37**
Purpose of doing research    
 Interest 13 (38.2) 23 (20.9) 0.03*
 Promotion 3 (8.8) 36 (32.7)  
 Solving clinical problems 10 (29.4) 21 (19.1)  
 Improving academic status 4 (11.8) 13 (11.8)  
Improving clinical skills 4 (11.8) 17 (15.5)  
  1. *Fisher’s exact test
  2. **Student’s t-test