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Table 3 Sociodemographic and professional characteristics of respondents

From: From recommendation to action: psychosocial factors influencing physician intention to use Health Technology Assessment (HTA) recommendations

Variable Medical specialty Difference (chi-square or Student t-test)
  Ophthalmology Orthopaedic surgery  
Gender    
Male (%) 19 (54.3) 51 (83.6) χ2 = 15.20
p < 0.001
Female (%) 9 (25.7) 1 (1.6)  
Missing (%) 7 (20.0) 9 (14.8)  
Age group    
< 30 years (%) 10 (28.6) 3 (4.9) χ2 = 19.95
p < 0.001
30 – 39 years (%) 12 (34.3) 9 (14.8)  
40 – 49 years (%) 8 (22.9) 24 (39.3)  
≥ 50 years (%) 5 (14.3) 25 (41.0)  
Clinical experience a    
Mean 11.0 18.7 t = 4.22
Standard deviation ± 8.4 ± 8.8 p < 0.001
  1. a Two missing values