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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants and their institutions

From: Current status of palliative care delivery and self-reported practice in ICUs in Japan: a nationwide cross-sectional survey of physician directors

  n = 413
  n % (95% CI)
Age
 Mean (± SD) 50.7 (± 8.4)  
 30–39 years 44 11 (8–14)
 40–49 years 130 31 (27–36)
 50–59 years 173 42 (37–47)
 ≥60 years 60 15 (11–18)
Years since receiving a medical license
 Mean (± SD) 25.2 (± 8.3)  
 ≤9 years 9 2 (1–4)
 10–19 years 96 23 (19–28)
 20–29 years 155 38 (33–42)
 ≥30 years 134 32 (28–37)
Years practicing in ICU
 Mean (± SD) 14.5 (± 9.0)  
 ≤9 years 125 30 (26–35)
 10–19 years 158 38 (34–43)
 20–29 years 85 21 (17–25)
 ≥30 years 33 8 (6–11)
Number of beds in the hospital, where the ICU is
 ≤300 beds 41 10 (7–13)
 301–500 beds 142 34 (30–39)
 501–750 beds 140 34 (30–39)
 751–1000 beds 66 16 (13–20)
 ≥1001 beds 20 5 (3–7)
Type of ICU
 General ICU 239 58 (53–63)
 Emergency medicine ICU 122 30 (25–34)
 Cardiac ICU 22 5 (4–8)
 Surgical ICU 20 5 (3–7)
 Medical ICU 4 1 (0–2)
 Others 4 1 (0–2)
 Neurosurgical ICU 0 0 (0–1)
  1. Percentages do not add up to 100% due to missing values
  2. CI confidence interval
  3. SD standard deviation
  4. ICU intensive care unit