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Table 1 Characteristics of survey respondents

From: Physicians’ perceived barriers to management of sexually transmitted infections in Vietnam

Respondents’ characteristics Total N (%)
Sex  
  Females 310 (68.7)
  Males 141 (31.3)
Age group (in years)  
  <40 134 (29.7)
  40-50 256 (56.8)
  51-60 61 (13.5)
Medical degree  
  D&V doctor 47 (10.4)
  Ob/Gyn doctor 33 (7.3)
  General practitioner 110 (24.4)
  Assistant doctor 261 (57.9)
In-service training in STIs  
  No 157 (34.8)
  Yes 294 (65.2)
In-service patient communication training  
  No 204 (45.2)
  Yes 247 (54.8)
Duration of medical practice (in years)  
  ≤10 119 (26.4)
  11-20 155 (34.4)
  >20 177 (39.2)
Average weekly client volume  
  ≤15 210 (46.6)
  16-30 112 (24.8)
  > 30 129 (28.6)
STI diagnoses in the month prior to the survey  
  No 137 (30.4)
  Yes 314 (69.6)
Place of main practice  
  Provincial facilities 149 (33)
  District facilities 91 (20.2)
  Communal health station 211 (46.8)