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Table 1 General characteristics of the 125 patients

From: How do Lebanese patients perceive the ideal doctor based on the CanMEDS competency framework?

  Total n = 125
Age (years),
Mean ± SD 48 ± 17
Median (IQR) 46 (35, 60)
 Sex (M/F) 55 / 70
 College (%) 68.8%
 Work (%) 61.6%
 Treating physician’s sex (M/F) 93 / 32
Age of treating physician,
 Mean ± SD 49 ± 9
 Median (IQR) 50 (40, 55)
 Preference for a physician’s sex Male / Female / Neutral 24 /15 / 86
 Preference for a physician’s age (< 40 years / 40–60 years / > 60 years / Neutral) 9 / 88 / 3 / 25
 Number of consultations per year (≤1 / > 1) 48 / 77