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Table 1 Characteristics of the study groups

From: Physicians' perception of childhood asthma in Turkey: more appropriate practice among female physicians

Characteristics 2003 Survey 2006 Survey
  (n = 126) (n = 165)
Sex (male/female) 85/41 104/61
Age 39.3 ± 0.6* 41.5 ± 0.6*
Duration of experience (yr) 15.2 ± 0.6* 16.6 ± 0.7*
Number of patients per week 253 ± 14* 234 ± 9*
Asthma patients per week 40.2 ± 4.5* 42.2 ± 3.5*
Speciality n (%)   
   Pediatrician 105 (83.2) 157 (95.1)
   Pediatrician + allergist 11 (8.8) 8 (4.9)
   General practitioner 5 (4)  
   Family physician 5 (4)  
Primary work place n (%)   
   Hospital 84 (66.7) 98 (56.3)
   Training hospital 11 (8.7) 18 (10.3)
   University 14 (11.1) 15 (8.6)
   Outpatient clinic 17 (13.5) 34 (19.5)
  1. * Mean ± SEM