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Table 6 Characteristics of survey respondents regarding the medication surveillance program

From: Physician and pharmacist satisfaction and clinical needs for the real-time medication surveillance program in South Korea

Characteristics Physicians Pharmacists
Total national population (%) No. of respondents (%) p-value* Total national population (%) No. of respondents (%) p-value*
Gender
 Male 81,000 (81.0) 366 (72.8) < 0.01 14,000 (38.9) 213 (34.5) 0.04
 Female 19,000 (19.0) 137 (27.2) 0.02 22,000 (61.1) 404 (65.5) 0.04
Region
 Seoul 27,490 (29.5) 223 (44.3) < 0.01 8215 (25.4) 252 (40.0) < 0.01
 Gyeonggi-do 17,564 (19.0) 97 (19.3) 0.80 6966 (21.3) 120 (19.4) 0.24
 Incheon 4170 (4.5) 16 (3.2) 0.17 1503 (4.6) 24 (3.9) 0.10
 Gangwon-do 2492 (2.7) 12 (2.4) 0.70 893 (2.7) 17 (2.8) 0.92
 Daejeon 3316 (3.6) 12 (2.4) 0.16 1083 (3.3) 24 (3.9) 0.13
 Chungcheongbuk-do 2249 (2.4) 16 (3.2) 0.24 939 (3.0) 4 (0.6) < 0.01
 Chungcheongnam-do 2859 (3.1) 17 (3.4) 0.67 1161 (3.6) 11 (1.8) 0.02
 Gwangju 3176 (3.4) 8 (1.6) 0.03 1082 (3.3) 10 (1.6) 0.02
 Jeollabuk-do 3369 (3.6) 15 (3.0) 0.46 1270 (3.9) 16 (2.6) 0.10
 Jeollanam-do 2898 (3.1) 8 (1.6) 0.05 1156 (3.5) 13 (2.1) 0.05
 Daegu 5247 (5.6) 18 (3.6) 0.05 7161 (5.5) 34 (5.5) 0.96
 Ulsan 1545 (1.7) 5 (1.0) 0.25 601 (1.8) 11 (1.8) 0.94
 Busan 7386 (8.0) 26 (5.2) 0.02 2370 (7.3) 39 (6.3) 0.33
 Gyeongsangbuk-do 3475 (3.7) 11 (2.2) 0.07 1392 (4.3) 15 (2.4) 0.02
 Gyeongsangnam-do 4778 (5.1) 18 (3.6) 0.12 1740 (5.4) 18 (2.9) < 0.01
 Jeju 961 (1.0) 1 (0.2) 0.06 363 (1.1) 9 (1.5) 0.36
  1. * p-value was calculated with the two-sample Z test
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