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Table 3 Demographic characteristics

From: Patient and physician preferences for non-invasive diagnostic cardiovascular imaging technologies: a discrete choice experiment

  Patients (n = 148) Physicians (n = 63)
  ƒ (%) ƒ (%)
Age (M ± SD) 54.2 ± 18.2 49.0 ± 11.1
Gender (Male) 79 (53.7) 40 (63.5)
Language (English) 71 (48.0) 59 (93.7)
Education   
 Elementary school 8 (5.4) 0 (0.0)
 High school 48 (32.7) 0 (0.0)
 College 33 (22.4) 0 (0.0)
 University 51 (34.7) 63 (100)
 Prefer not to answer 7 (4.8) 0 (0.0)
Familiarity with imaging modalities   
 At least one modality 134 (91.2) 62 (98.4)
 MRI 96 (65.3) 56 (88.9)
 Echography 111 (75.5) 61 (96.8)
 CT 44 (29.9) 56 (88.9)
 SPECT 5 (3.4) 47 (74.6)
 PET 14 (9.5) 43 (68.3)
Perceived questionnaire difficulty   
 Very easy 24 (17.5) 10 (17.2)
 Easy 56 (40.9) 18 (31.0)
 Not easy, not difficult 51 (37.2) 25 (43.1)
 Difficult 6 (4.4) 5 (8.6)
 Very difficult 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. Participants answered either Male or Female, and either English or French
  2. ƒ frequency, M Mean, SD standard deviation, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, CT computed tomography, SPECT single photon emission computed tomography, PET positron emission tomography