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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants (n = 525)

From: Clinician's attitude to enteral nutrition with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a survey in China

Characteristic Participants
Total, n 525
Departments, n (%)
 ICU 13 (2.5)
 Neurology 45 (8.6)
 Neurosurgery 27 (5.1)
 Rehabilitation Dept 40 (7.6)
 General surgery 33 (6.3)
 Gastroenterology 34 (6.5)
 Oncology 29 (5.5)
 Radiotherapy Dept 20 (3.8)
 Other 284 (54.1)
Age, years, n (%)
 20–30 years 67 (12.8)
 30–40 years 322 (61.3)
 40–50 years 96 (18.3)
 > 50 years 40 (7.6)
Educational background, n (%)
 College 10 (1.9)
 Bachelor 290 (55.2)
 Master 181 (34.5)
 Doctor 44 (8.4)
Degree of the hospital, n (%)
 Tertiary class A hospital 134 (25.5)
 Tertiary class B hospital 386 (73.5)
 Secondary class A hospital 2 (0.0)
 Secondary class B hospital 3 (0.0)
Working life, n (%)
 < 5 years 70 (15.2)
  ≥ 5 years 445 (84.8)
Professional level, n (%)
 Resident 116 (22.1)
 Attending 241 (45.9)
 Deputy Chief 113 (21.5)
 Chief 55 (10.5)
Degree of understanding of PEG, n (%)
 Know nothing 124 (23.5)
 Do not know much 117 (22.3)
 Know some of it 193 (36.8)
 Know well 55 (10.5)
 Very clear 36 (6.9)