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Table 5 Physician and practice characteristics (n = 110)

From: A short-term educational program improved physicians’ adherence to guidelines for COPD and asthma in Shanghai

Demographic variable Theory part Technique part
  Intervention Control P Intervention Control P
  N = 49 N = 61   N = 49 N = 61  
Grade of hospital    NS    NS
Tertiary hospitals 11(22.4%) 19(31.1%)   13(26.5%) 17(27.9%)  
Secondary hospital 37(75.5%) 39(63.9)   34(69.4%) 42(85.7%)  
Community hospital 1(2.0%) 3(4.9%)   2(4.1%) 2(3.3%)  
Sex    NS    NS
Female 34(69.4%) 39(60.9%)   35(71.4%) 38(62.3%)  
Male 15(30.6%) 22(36.1%)   14(28.6%) 23(37.7%)  
Seniority in hospital    NS    NS
≤5y 28(57.1%) 27(44.3%)   21(42.9%) 34(55.7%)  
>5y 21(42.9%) 34(55.7%)   28(57.1%) 27(44.3%)  
Education    NS    NS
Bachelor 3(6.1%) 2(3.3%)   1(2.0%) 4(6.6%)  
Master 9(18.4%) 17(27.9%)   14(28.6%) 12(19.7%)  
Doctor 37(75.5%) 42(85.7%)   34(69.4%) 45(73.8%)