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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: Evaluating the quality of informed consent and contemporary clinical practices by medical doctors in South Africa: An empirical study

Doctor characteristics   Valid percent (%)
AGE   
Median 30 years  
Range 22-77 years  
Gender   
Male 78 49.1
Female 81 50.9
Missing data 9 -
Occupational Ranks   
Interns 47 28
Registrars 44 26.2
Medical Officers (MO) 26 15.5
Consultant/Specialists 51 30.4
Total 168 100
Clinical disciplines/ sub-disciplines   
Paediatrics 42 25
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 18 10.7
Internal Medicine 23 13.7
General Surgery 13 7.7
Urology 11 6.5
General Practice (GP) 11 6.5
Orthopaedic s 8 4.8
Dermatology 5 3
Radiology 5 3
Anaesthetics 4 2.4
Cardiology 2 1.2
Gastroenterology 2 1.2
HIV Medicine 1 0.6
Emergency Medicine 1 0.6
Maxillofacial Surgery 1 0.6
Neurology 1 0.6
Neonatology 1 0.6
Oncology 1 0.6
Medical management 1 0.6
Practice location   
Public 166 99.4
Private 1 0.6
Missing data 1 -