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Table 2 Participants demographics (n = 322)

From: Assessment of the quality of recommendations from 161 clinical practice guidelines using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation–Recommendations Excellence (AGREE-REX) instrument shows there is room for improvement

Demographic characteristics Frequency n (%)
Sex  
 Female 202 (62.5)
 Male 115 (35.7)
 I prefer not to disclose 5 (1.6)
Age  
 19 or younger 2 (0.6)
 20–29 49 (15.2)
 30–39 100 (31.1)
 40–49 83 (25.8)
 50–59 63 (19.6)
 60–69 23 (7.1)
 70 and older 2 (0.6)
Experience with AGREE II  
 No experience 70 (21.7)
 Some experience 122 (37.9)
 Experienced 88 (27.3)
 Very experienced 42 (13)
Geographic location  
 North America 177 (55)
 Europe 76 (23.6)
 Asia 24 (7.5)
 South America 32 (9.9)
 Africa 7 (2.2)
 Oceania 6 (1.9)
First language  
 English 188 (58.4)
 Spanish 51 (15.8)
 Italian 14 (4.3)
 Chinese 13 (4)
 Dutch 10 (3.1)
 Portuguese 7 (2.2)
 French 4 (1.2)
 Greek 3 (0.9)
 Ukrainian 3 (0.9)
 Other 29 (9)
Participants’ roles with clinical practice guidelines (PG)a
CPG developer—clinical expert 85 (26.4)
CPG developer—patient/public representative 15 (4.7)
CPG developer—methodologist 170 (52.8)
CPG user—health care provider 102 (31.7)
CPG user—administrator/policy maker/manager 38 (11.8)
CPG user—patient/member of the public 20 (6.2)
Researcher 159 (49.4)
Other (e.g., librarian, student) 25 (7.8)
  1. aParticipants could select more than one role