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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Variation in practice patterns among specialties in the acute management of atrial fibrillation

Characteristic Cardiologists Emergency physicians Hospitalists p-value
  n(%) n(%) n(%)
Age     0.24
  <40 11 (28) 14 (36) 24 (52)
  ≥40 18 (46) 17 (44) 10 (22)
  Missing 10 (26) 8 (21) 12 (26)
Male 25 (64) 24 (62) 18 (39) 0.033
  Missing 10 (26) 8 (21) 11 (24)
Years of practice     0.897
  ≤5 11 (28) 13 (33) 17 (37)
  >5 19 (49) 18 (46) 18 (39)
  Missing 9 (23) 8 (21) 11 (24)
AF experience     0.001
  ≥ once per week 12 (31) 29 (74) 23 (50)
  < once per week 18 (46) 3 (8) 12 (26)
  Missing 8 (21) 7 (18) 11 (24)
Use of guidelines     0.024
  Yes 30 (77) 22 (56) 27 (59)
  No 0 10 (26) 8 (17)  
  Missing 9 (23) 7 (18) 11 (24)