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Table 2 Descriptive statistics

From: Why do hospital prescribers continue antibiotics when it is safe to stop? Results of a choice experiment survey

Variablen (%)
Male49 (49%)
Age of respondents (n = 100)
 Under 25 years3 (3%)
 25 to 34 years49 (49%)
 35 to 44 years33 (33%)
 45 to 54 years14 (14%)
 55 to 64 years1 (1%)
 65 years and over0 (0%)
Number of beds in hospital (n = 98)
 Less than 50021 (21%)
 500–100047 (48%)
 More than 100030 (31%)
Main occupation (n = 98)
 Consultant30 (31%)
 Staff grade or associate specialist4 (4%)
 Pre-registration doctors9 (9%)
 Core medical trainee16 (16%)
 Specialty registrars35 (36%)
 Non-medical prescriber (e.g. nurse or pharmacist)1 (1%)
 Other occupations3 (3%)
Primary clinical specialty (n = 98)
 Acute or general medicine57 (58%)
 Microbiology or infectious diseases14 (14%)
 Non-infection related medical specialty9 (9%)
 No primary clinical specialty3 (3%)
 Other15 (15%)
Risk score out of 10, mean (SD) (n = 97)16.1 (1.8)
  1. 1SD standard deviation. Respondents were asked to rate their attitude to risk on a 0 to 10 scale, where 0 means ‘risk averse’ and 10 means ‘fully prepared to take risks’