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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of and smart device use by physicians in Saudi Arabia (n = 300 subjects)

From: Popularity and impact of using smart devices in medicine: experiences in Saudi Arabia

  Number Percent
Gender Male 173 57.7
Female 127 42.3
Medical rank Resident 129 43.0
Registrar 99 33.0
Senior registrar 37 12.3
Consultant 35 11.7
Are you using smart devices? No 35 11.7
Yes 265 88.3
Are you aware of the availability of medical apps on smart devices? Yes 300 100.0
Have you installed medical apps on your smart device? No 41 13.7
Yes 259 86.3
Has your hospital/institution ever recommended that you obtain a specific medical app for your mobile phone? No 36 12.0
Yes 264 88.0
Frequency of use of installed medical apps ≥once/day 159 53.0
≥once/week 106 35.3
≤once/month 35 11.7