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Table 1 Characteristics of the survey respondents

From: US public opinion regarding proposed limits on resident physician work hours

Variable Value Percentage
Total population 1,200 100
Age, years (mean ± SD) 47 ± 18.5  
Gender, female 612 51
Region:   
Northeast 245 18
Midwest 245 22
South 457 37
West 261 23
Party affiliation:   
Democrat 478 37
Independent 306 27
Republican 306 29
Race/ethnicity:   
White 846 67
Black 122 12
Latino 147 14
Other 85 7
College degree and above 470 36
Hospitalized at least 1 night in last 3 years 528 44