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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the study

From: Surgeons’ knowledge regarding the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer in China: a cross-sectional study

  Total Eastern area Central area Western area P
Total 705 410(58.2) 169(24.0) 126(17.9)  
Practice hospital(%)
 Level 2 102(14.5) 69(16.8) 18(10.7) 15(11.9) 0.105
 Level 3 603(85.5) 341(83.2) 151(89.3) 111(88.1)  
Major(%)
 Pancreatic surgery 210(29.8) 122(29.8) 48(28.4) 40(31.8) 0.886
 Hepato-biliary surgery 247(35.0) 143(34.9) 61(36.1) 43(34.1)  
 Gastrointestinal surgery 118(16.7) 72(17.6) 26(15.4) 20(15.9)  
 General surgery 96(13.6) 50(12.2) 27(16.0) 19(15.1)  
 Missing 34(4.8) 23(5.6) 7(4.1) 3(3.2)  
Professional titles(%)
 Resident 133(18.9) 74(18.0) 43(25.4) 16(12.7) 0.067
 Attending physician 126(17.9) 70(17.1) 26(15.4) 30(23.8)  
 Associate chief physician 222(31.5) 127(31.0) 51(30.2) 44(34.9)  
 Chief physician 224(31.8) 139(33.9) 49(29.0) 36(28.6)