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Table 1 Basic information of the respondents in the survey

From: Reprocessing and reuse of single-use medical devices in China: a pilot survey

Sample Info. Classification No. of sample (n = 544) Percentage
(95% CI)
Work fields Medical device manufacturers (foreign enterprise/ joint venture) 80 14.71% (11.73%~ 17.68%)
Medical device manufacturers (state enterprise/private enterprise) 109 20.04% (16.67%~ 23.40%)
Managing agent of medical device 32 5.88% (3.91%~ 7.86%)
Clinician/Nurse 71 13.05% (10.22%~ 15.88%)
Other staff member in the hospital 104 19.12% (15.81%~ 22.42%)
Health insurer 1 0.18% (0~0.54%)
Regulatory authority of medical devices 72 13.24% (10.39%~ 16.08%)
Health regulator (infection control) 8 1.47% (0.46%~ 2.48%)
Patient and other staff 67 12.32% (9.55%~ 15.08%)
Gender Male 247 45.40% (41.22%~ 49.59%)
Female 297 54.60% (50.41%~ 58.78%)
Age group Under 25 years old 27 4.96% (3.14%~ 6.79%)
26~35 years old 218 40.07% (35.96%~ 44.19%)
36~45 years old 179 32.90% (28.96%~ 36.85%)
46~ 60 years old 111 20.40% (17.02%~ 23.79%)
Above 60 years old 9 1.65% (0.58%~ 2.73%)
Education level Master or above 185 34.01% (30.03%~ 37.99%)
Bachelor 307 56.43% (52.27%~ 60.60%)
Other degree 52 9.56% (7.09%~ 12.03%)
Professional background Clinical medicine 156 28.68% (24.88%~ 32.48%)
Pharmacy 101 18.57% (15.30%~ 21.83%)
Relevant majors of medical device 132 24.26% (20.66%~ 27.87%)
Relevant majors of economics/ management/ literature/ law 36 6.62% (4.3%~ 8.71%)
Other professional backgrounds 119 21.88% (18.40%~ 25.35%)
Sum 544 100%