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Table 1 Demographics characteristics of participants and mean score obtained according to sex, type of physicians, medical departments and country

From: How much European prescribing physicians know about invasive fungal infections management?

Variable N (%) Score (Mean ± SD) Pvalue
Demographics characteristics    
  Age    
   <30 40 (33.1) 5.3 ± 1.4  
   ≥30 81 (66.9) 6.1 ± 1.8 0.01
   <40 75 (62) 5.3 ± 1.4 0.12
   ≥40 46 (38) 6.1 ± 1.8  
  Years of practice (mean ± SD)    
   <1 19 (15.8) 5 ± 0.9  
   ≥1 102 (84.2) 6 ± 1.7 0.01
   <5 33 (27.8) 5 ± 1.3 <0.001
   ≥5 88 (72.7) 6.2 ± 1.7  
  Sex    
   Female 66 (54.5) 5.9 ± 1.6 0.52
   Male 55 (45.5) 5.7 ± 1.8  
  Physicians’ category    
   Residents 67 (55.4) 5.5 ± 1.6 0.01
   Staff physicians 54 (44.6) 6.3 ± 1.8  
  Type of departments(a)    
   Medical 62 (51.2) 6.2 ± 1.9  
   Intensive care units 52 (43) 5.5 ± 1.4 0.01
   Surgical 4 (3.3) 5.5 ± 1.5  
   Pharmaceutical 3 (2.5) 5.5 ± 0.5  
  Country(b)    
   Spain 65 (53.7) 5.6 ± 1.7  
   Italy 21 (17.4) 7.3 ± 1.4 <0.01
   Denmark 20 (16.5) 5.0 ± 1.6  
   Germany 15 (12.4) 5.8 ± 1.1  
  1. (a)Although statistical differences in mean scores were not found between the different departments in the simple linear regression analysis, they were found between medical departments and the remaining 3 after adjusting for sex, postgraduate education, and physician category. (b)Statistical differences in mean scores were found between Italians responders and the other physicians in the simple linear regression analysis. This difference remains after adjusting for sex, post-graduate education and physician category.