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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