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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population.

From: Do citizens have minimum medical knowledge? A survey

Number of participants (%) 185 (100%)
Sex  
Women 83 (44.9)
Men 97 (52.4)
Missing 5 (2.7)
Age  
< 20 7 (3.8)
20–34 101 (54.5)
35–49 34 (18.4)
50–64 24 (13)
65–79 14 (7.6)
80–94 5 (2.7)
Mean (median) age 36.8 (29)
Age range 17–88
Education  
Mandatory school 8 (4.3)
Secondary school 4 (2.2)
University entrance diploma 70 (37.8)
Apprenticeship 34 (18.4)
Vocational school 16 (8.6)
University 86 (46.5)
Advanced technical college 11 (5.9)
No answer 1 (0.5)
Medical education, self reported  
Yes 34 (18.4)
No 150 (81.1)
Missing 1 (0.5)
Medical education, specified  
Lab technician 2 (1.1)
Nurse 2 (1.1)
Physician 4 (2.2)
Medical secretary 1 (0.5)
Medical professorship 3 (1.6)
Veterinarian 2 (1.1)
Nurse's assistant 4 (2.2)
Research 3 (1.6)
Physiotherapist 1 (0.5)
Army/civil defence 3 (1.6)
First aid course 3 (1.6)
Miscellaneous 6 (3.2)
Affected by one or more conditions questioned  
Yes 99 (53.5)
No 85 (46)
Missing 1 (0.5)
Which condition?  
Stroke 50 (27)
COPD 12 (6.5)
HIV 6 (3.2)
Heart attack 59 (31.9)
Persons/close relatives affected by more than one condition 25 (13.5)
No answer 2 (1.1)