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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and the specialty membership of the respondents

From: Evidence-based medicine self-assessment, knowledge, and integration into daily practice: a survey among Romanian physicians and comparison between trainees and specialists

CategoryTrainees
(n = 170)
Specialists
(n = 80)
p-value
Gender, no. (%)  0.70
 Women123 (72.4)56 (70.0) 
 Men47 (27.6)24 (30.0) 
Age, years median (Q1 to Q3) *27 (26 to 28)40 (33 to 49)< 0.0001
Work place, no. (%)  0.62
 Urban169 (99.4)79 (98.8) 
Specialty, no. (%)  0.28
 Medical a105 (61.8)57 (71.3) 
 Surgical b47 (27.65)18 (22.5) 
 Mixed specialties c18 (10.6)5 (6.3) 
  1. The values in the body of the table are represented by absolute frequency and percentage (the value in the round brackets) excepting the Age, for which the value of median and respectively first (Q1) and third (Q3) quartile is represented;
  2. p-values are from Chi-Square test or Fisher’s exact test excepting *Mann-Whitney test.
  3. a Includes: Allergy and clinical immunology, Anaesthesia and intensive care, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiology, Dermato-venereology, Diabetes, nutrition and metabolic diseases, Endocrinology, Clinical Pharmacology, Gastroenterology, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Medical Genetics, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Haematology, Family medicine, Emergency medicine, Internal Medicine, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Labour Medicine, Nephrology, Neonatology, Neurology, Medical Oncology, Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, Paediatric Pneumology, Paediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy, Rheumatology, Pathological Anatomy, Epidemiology, Hygiene, Laboratory Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology-Medical Imaging, Public Health and Management
  4. b Includes: General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology
  5. c Includes more than one medical, surgical or para-clinical specialty