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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and clinicians’ understanding of PEG (n = 525)

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

Characteristic Know PEG (n = 284) Do not know PEG (n = 241) p
Age
 < 40 years old 195 (50.1) 194 (49.9) 0.002
 ≥ 40 years old 89 (31.3) 47 (19.5)  
Departments    
 ICU 12 (92.3) 1 (7.7)  < 0.001
 Neurology 27 (60.0) 18 (40.0)  
 Neurosurgery 14 (51.9) 13 (48.1)  
 Rehabilitation Dep 21 (52.5) 19 (47.5)  
 General surgery 30 (90.9) 3 (9.1)  
 Gastroenterology 28 (18.4) 6 (15.6)  
 Oncology 24 (82.4) 5 (17.2)  
 Radiotherapy Dept 16 (80.0) 4 (20.0)  
 Other 112 (39.4) 172 (60.6)  
Educational background
 College 2 (20.0) 8 (80.0) 0.006
 Bachelor 148 (51.0) 142 (49.0)  
 Master 102 (56.4) 79 (43.6)  
 Doctor 32 (72.7) 12 (27.3)  
Degree of the hospital
 Tertiary class A hospital 97 (72.4) 37 (61.3)  < 0.001
 Tertiary class B hospital 185 (47.9) 201 (52.1)  
Working life
 < 5 years 35 (43.8) 45 (56.3) 0.044
 ≥ 5 years 249 (56.0) 196 (44.0)  
Professional level
 Resident 51 (44.0) 65 (56.0) 0.005
 Attending 126 (52.3) 115 (47.7)  
 Deputy Chief 68 (60.2) 45 (39.8)  
 Chief 39 (70.9) 16 (29.1)