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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents, compared to the target population

From: Healthcare professionals' intentions to use clinical guidelines: a survey using the theory of planned behaviour

  Respondents Target
  n % n %
Gender (n = 792)     
Female 703 89 1,948 87
Male 89 11 304 13
Age (n = 788)    No information
Below 35 years 103 13   
35 to 44 years 258 33   
45 to 54 years 327 41   
55 and over 100 13   
Profession (n = 799)     
Physician 135 17 463 20
Nurse 552 69 1,477 66
Other 112 14 312 14
Healthcare level (n = 799)     
Primary care 437 55 1,105 49
Secondary care 362 45 1,147 51
Hospital district (n = 802)     
KLa 423 53 1,248 55
NSb 326 40 888 40
CFc 53 7 116 5
  1. aKL = Kymenlaakso hospital district.
  2. bNS = Northern-Savo hospital district.
  3. cCF = Central-Finland hospital district.