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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (N=138)

From: Chinese oncologists’ knowledge, attitudes and practice towards palliative care and end of life issues

Variables Number Percent Variables Number Percent
Age (mean, 95 % CI) 37.30 (35.8–38.8) Gender   
20–29 23 16.3 Male 72 52.2
30–39 62 44.0 Female 66 47.8
40–49 40 28.4 Education level   
>=50 13 9.2 Med Bachelor 54 39.1
Years in practice (mean, 95 % CI) 13.43 (11.9–15.0) Med Master 52 37.7
0–9 57 41.3 Medical Doctor 28 20.3
10–19 41 29.7 Post-doctorate 4 2.9
>=20 40 29.7 Specialty   
Years in cancer (mean, 95 % CI) 10.10 (8.6–11.6) Oncological surgery 7 5.1
0–9 79 57.2 Chemotherapy 65 47.1
10–19 34 24.6 Radiology 6 4.3
>=20 25 18.1 TCMa 9 6.5
Title    Palliative/ hospice 38 27.5
Professor 24 17.4 Others 13 9.4
Assistant professor 25 18.1 Working Region   
Attending 50 36.2 Shanghai 87 63.0
Resident 27 19.6 Non-Shanghai 51 37.0
Fellow 9 6.5 Institutions   
PC education    TCHb 60 43.5
Yes 43 31.2 SCHc 14 10.1
No 95 68.8 PCHd 34 24.6
    Cancer Center 30 21.7
  1. aTCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine
  2. bTCH, Tertiary Comprehensive Hospital;
  3. cSCH, Secondary Comprehensive Hospital;
  4. dPCH, Primary community hospital