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Table 2 Respondents Characteristics

From: A survey of Ethiopian physicians’ experiences of bedside rationing: extensive resource scarcity, tough decisions and adverse consequences

Characteristicsa Percent Total N
Gender:
 Women 21 563
 Men 79
Mean Age 31 (23–64) SD = 8.1 555
Age group:
  < 31 68 555
 31–40 21
 41–50 9
  > 50 3
Undergraduate medical training:
 Ethiopia 94 551
 Abroad 6
Postgraduate medical training:
 Ethiopia 94 278
 Abroad 6
Mean service year 6 (1–32) SD = 6.96 557
Years in practice:
 1–5 70 540
 6–10 15
 11–20 9
  > =21 6
Professional status:
 GPs 49 556
 Specialists 24
 Residents 27
Have private practice 38 565
Average work hour/week:
 Government 46 (SD = 3.1) 525
 Private 20 (SD = 1.3) 28
Average number of patients/week (in government hospital) 10–600 (SD = 13.5) 525
Involvement in medical academics (yes) 72 518
Involved as:
 Instructor 53 413
 Resident 36
 Researcher 5
 Others 6
Involvement in planning and decision making:
 Yes 28 (150) 559
 No 409 (71)  
  1. aAll respondents were government employed
  2. Analysis done on valid N, excluding missing and not applicable