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Table 1 Respondent’s characteristics

From: Diagnostic proficiency and reporting of Lassa fever by physicians in Osun State of Nigeria

Variable Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age:   
20–24 years 2 1.4
25–29 years 18 12.2
30–34 years 26 17.6
35–39 years 30 20.3
≥ 40 years 72 48.6
Gender:   
Male 138 78.9
Female 37 21.1
Ethnicity:   
Yoruba 162 92.6
Igbo 8 4.6
Other 5 2.9
Year of graduation:   
More than 20 years 85 51.5
10–20 years 78 47.3
Less than 20 years 2 1.2
Years of post residency:   
≤ 5 years 27 55.1
> 5 years 22 44.9
Primary clinical practice:   
Yes 70 40
No 105 60
Secondary clinical practice:   
Yes 111 63.4
No 64 36.6
Tertiary clinical practice:   
Yes 99 56.6
No 76 43.4
Designation:   
Consultant 33 18.9
Medical officer 29 16.6
Other 22 12.6
Senior medical officer 21 12.0
Registrar 19 10.9
Chief medical officer 20 11.4
Senior registrar 14 8.0
House officer 10 5.7
Principal medical officer 7 4.0
Department:   
A & E 3 2.4
Anesthesia 3 2.4
Biochemistry 2 1.6
Dental health 16 12.8
Community health 11 8.8
ENT 2 1.6
Family medicine 7 5.6
GOPD 28 22.4
Health centre 9 7.2
Internal medicine 3 2.4
Anatomy 1 0.8
O & G 6 4.8
Ophthalmology 3 2.4
Oral path/OMS 3 2.4
Orthopaedics 1 0.8
Pediatrics 4 3.2
Private practice 3 2.4
Psychiatry 1 0.8
Radiology 1 0.8
Surgery 17 13.6
Hospital board 1 0.8