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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (N = 98)

From: Tertiary hospitals physician’s knowledge and perceptions towards antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in Cameroon

Characteristic Distribution
Age in years, median (IQR) 31 (29–34)
Gender, n/N (%)  
 Male 44 (45)
 Female 54 (55)
Cadre category, n/N (%)  
 General practitioner 11 (11)
 Resident 59 (60)
 Specialist 24 (24)
 Unstated 4 (4)
Years as a medical doctor, median (IQR) 3 (2–6)
Years of residency, n/N (%)  
 1st year resident 4/59 (7)
 2nd year resident 27/59 (46)
 3rd year resident 13/59 (22)
 4th year resident 15/59 (25)
Years as specialist, n/N (%)  
 1–3 years 14/24 (58)
 4–6 years 7/24 (29)
 7–9 years 3/24 (13)
Cadre speciality, n/N (%)  
 Cardiology 18/81 (22)
 Nephrology 9/81 (11)
 Obstetrics and gynaecology 7/81 (9)
 Endocrinology 6/81 (7)
 Internal medicine 6/81 (7)
 Surgery 6/81 (7)
 Paediatrics 4/81 (5)
 GIT 3/81 (4)
 Pathology 2/81 (3)
 Anaesthesia 1/81 (1)
 Ophthalmology 1/81 (1)
 ENT 1/81 (1)
 Oncology 1/81 (1)
 Neurology 1/81 (1)
 Infectious diseases 1/81 (1)
 Pulmonology 1/81 (1)
 General practitioner 10/81 (12)
 Unstated 3/81 (4)
Hospital, n/N (%)  
 General Hospital 28 (29)
 Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital 6 (6)
 Teaching Hospital 14 (14)
 Central Hospital 40 (41)
 Unstated 10 (10)
  1. GIT gastro-intestinal tract; ENT ear nose and throat; SD standard deviation; IQR interquartile range