Table 1

Demographic profile of the respondents.

Characteristic


Mean age, years (SD)

38.8 (9.3)

Median age, years (range)

36 (26 – 71)

Gender

Male

571 (87.2%)

Female

84 (12.8%)

Professional background

General surgeon

96 (14.7%)

Orthopedic surgeon

361 (55.2%)

Trainee

121 (18.5%)

Spine surgeon

7 (1.1%)

Other

69 (10.6%)

Affiliation

University hospital

277 (42.3%)

Public, non-university hospital

303 (46.3%)

Private hospital

61 (9.3%)

Other

14 (2.1%)

Current position

Chief of staff

128 (20.0%)

Consultant

174 (27.1%)

Intern/resident

215 (33.5%)

Other

124 (19.3%)

Origin

Africa

29 (4.5%)

Asia

58 (9.0%)

Australia

8 (1.2%)

Europe

470 (72.9%)

North America

38 (5.9%)

South America

42 (6.5%)


Hanson et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:73   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-9-73

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