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Table 1 Demographic, professional and personal characteristics of the study population, as a whole and per country

From: Culture and personal influences on cardiopulmonary resuscitation- results of international survey

CharacteristicCategoryIsrael n (%a)Indonesia n (%a)Mexico n (%a)Total n (%a)p value
GenderMale131 (65.5%)186 (63.9%)67 (59.8%)384 (63.7%)0.602
ReligionJewish162 (83.1%)00162 (26.9%)N/A
Muslim16 (8.2%)173 (58.8%)0189 (31.4%)
Christian8 (4.1%)95 (32.3%)106 (93.8%)209 (34.7%)
Other9 (4.6%)26 (8.8%)7 (6.2%)42 (7.0%)
Degree of religiositySecular132 (65.3%)176 (60.3%)60 (53.6%)368 (60.7%)0.222
Observant35 (17.3%)48 (16.4%)25 (22.3%)108 (17.8%)
Religious/orthodox35 (17.3%)68 (23.3%)27 (24.1%)130 (21.5%)
Parental statusNot a parent38 (18.9%)42 (14.4%)24 (21.4)104 (17.2%)0.185
Has children163 (81.1%)249 (85.6%)88 (78.6%)500 (82.8%)
Medical specialtyAnesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency medicine110 (54.7%)178 (61.2%)79 (71.8%)367 (61.0%)0.006
Otherb91 (45.3%)113 (38.8%)31 (28.2%)235 (39.0%)
Time of last ACLS courseNever or more than 2 years140 (69.0%)201 (68.0%)53 (47.3%)394 (64.9%)<  0.001
Less than 2 years63 (31.0%)91 (31.2%)59 (52.7%)213 (35.1%)
Prefer to avoid risksDisagree52 (26.1%)79 (27.1%)45 (40.2%)176 (29.2%)0.042
Agree or don’t know147 (73.9%)213 (72.9%)67 (59.8%)427 (70.8%)
Continuous variablesIsrael Med (IQR, min-max)Indonesia Med (IQR, min-max)Mexico Med (IQR, min-max)Total Med (IQR, min-max)p value 
Age (years)40 (16, 26–69)39 (17, 26–78)37 (16, 25–78)39 (17, 25–78)0.955 
Years practicing medicine13 (18, 1–44)11 (17, 1–44)11 (17, 2–44)12 (18, 1–44)0.619 
Years practicing emergency medicine3 (11, 0–32)3 (9, 0–32)2 (3, 0–32)3 (9, 0–32)0.092 
Knowledge score (Scale 1–5)2 (1, 1–5)2 (1, 1–5)3 (1, 1–4)2 (1, 1–5)0.979 
Patient oriented assessment of the preference for sanctity vs. quality of life1 (Scale 1–5)3 (2, 1–5)3 (2, 1–5)3 (3, 1–5)3 (2,1–5)0.005 
Self-assessment of the preference for sanctity vs. quality of life1 (Scale 1–5)3 (1, 1–5)3 (2, 1–5)5 (1, 2–5)4 (1, 1–5)< 0.001 
  1. aPercentages represent the proportion within each country. Different categories may thus have different percentage due to missing data
  2. b Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics
  3. Note: 1higher rating on this scale indicates preference for quality of life
  4. Decimal values greater than or equal to 0.5 were rounded to the closest whole higher value. Decimal values less than 0.5 were rounded to the closest whole lower value