Table 1

Respondent characteristics according to specialty

Characteristic
Number (%) unless stated otherwise
CardiologyCritical careGPO&GPaediatricsInternal medicine—otherPrevocationalSurgeryOtherTotal
Number of Respondents5768801536117291139452
Age Median, (IQR)44 (37, 54)36 (33, 40)37 (33, 41)34 (31, 38)34 (31, 38)36 (32, 40)28 (26, 31)34 (32, 34)37 (33, 43)36 (32, 41)
Ethnicity
Caucasian50 (88)57 (84)67 (84)12 (80)28 (78)89 (76)22 (76)33 (85)8 (73)366 (81)
Asian6 (11)8 (12)10 (13)3 (20)2 (6)20 (17)4 (14)6 (15)1 (9)60 (13)
Indigenous0 (0)0 (0)1 (1)0 (0)1 (3)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2 (0)
Middle Eastern0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1 (1)1 (3)0 (0)0 (0)2 (0)
Other1 (2)3 (4)2 (3)0 (0)4 (11)6 (5)2 (7)0 (0)2 (18)20 (4)
Stage of training
Training12 (21)30 (44)16 (20)10 (67)21 (60)56 (48)29 (100)20 (53)8 (73)202 (45)
Specialist45 (79)38 (56)63 (80)5 (33)14 (40)60 (52)N/A18 (47)3 (27)246 (55)
  • Due to the small numbers in each individual specialty group, statistical comparisons were performed for cardiology versus non-cardiology specialties in table 3.

  • GP, general practice; O&G, obstetrics and gynaecology.