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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in hospitals of Dessie, Ethiopia (n = 136)

From: Influence of pharmaceutical marketing mix strategies on physicians’ prescribing behaviors in public and private hospitals, Dessie, Ethiopia: a mixed study design

No. Variables Categories Frequency Percent
1 Sex Male 120 88.2
Female 16 11.8
2 Age 25–29 35 25.7
30–34 49 36
35–39 27 19.9
> = 40 25 18.4
3 Education General practitioners 60 44.1
Specialized 76 55.9
4 Specialty Internist 16 21.1
Surgeon 12 15.8
Gynecologist 10 13.2
Pediatrician 6 7.9
Dermatologist 3 3.9
Orthopedics 3 3.9
Resident 20 26.3
ENTs 6 7.9
5 Country of specialization Ethiopia 74 97.3
Outside Ethiopia 2 2.7
6 Working experience <  5 years 84 61.8
5–10 years 26 19.1
> 10 years 26 19.1
7 Working areas Public 84 61.8
Private 18 13.2
Both 34 25