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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents (N = 699)

From: An international survey of physicians regarding clinical trials: a comparison between Kyoto University Hospital and Seoul National University Hospital

   KUHP SNUH
   Doctors with clinical trial experience Doctors without clinical trial experience Total Doctors with clinical trial experience Doctors without clinical trial experience Total
   % (n) % (n)   % (n) % (n)  
   (196) (104) (301)* (150) (242) (398)*
Age range
  <=29 6 (12) 17 (18) 10 (30) 19 (29) 59 (143) 44 (175)
  30-39 44 (86) 66 (69) 52 (156) 47 (70) 39 (94) 42 (166)
  40-49 42 (83) 13 (14) 32 (97) 18 (27) 1 (2) 8 (30)
  > = 50 8 (15) 3 (3) 6 (18) 16 (24) 1 (3) 7 (27)
Gender (Female ratio)   13 (25) 24 (25) 17 (50) 25 (38) 45 (109) 37 (147)
Faculty   70 (138) 30 (31) 56 (169) 51 (76) 5 (13) 23 (90)
Majority of Doctors
  Internal Medicine** 36 (71) 30 (31) 34 (102) 23 (35) 16 (38) 19 (75)
  Surgery*** 21 (41) 11 (11) 17 (52) 3 (5) 12 (28) 9 (34)
  Ophthalmology 8 (16) 10 (10) 9 (27) 7 (10) 5 (12) 6 (22)
  Dental Surgery 4 (8) 15 (16) 8 (24) 1 (2)   1 (2)
  Otolaryngology 5 (10) 8 (8) 6 (18) 5 (8) 4 (10) 5 (18)
  Radiology**** 6 (11) 3 (3) 5 (14) 14 (21) 12 (30) 13 (51)
  Gynecology 3 (5) 7 (7) 4 (12) 7 (11) 5 (13) 6 (25)
  Psychiatry 3 (5) 3 (3) 3 (8) 7 (10) 11 (27) 9 (37)
  Orthopedics 3 (6) 1 (1) 2 (7) 5 (7) 9 (21) 8 (30)
  Dermatology 3 (5) 2 (2) 2 (7) 7 (11) 2 (6) 4 (17)
  Urology 3 (6)   2 (6) 5 (7) 3 (8) 4 (15)
  Pediatrics 2 (3) 1 (1) 1 (4) 5 (7) 8 (20) 7 (27)
  Others***** 5 (9) 11 (11) 7 (20) 9 (14) 10 (25) 10 (39)
  Blank     1 (2) 2 (4) 2 (6)
The role in the latest clinical trial
  As principle investigators 29 (57)    33 (50)   
  As co-investigators 46 (91)    44 (66)   
  As sub-investigators 22 (44)    13 (19)   
  As othres 2 (3)    8 (12)   
  Blank 1 (1)    2 (3)   
Experience in global clinical trial
   12 (24)    41 (61)   
Interests        
  Drs who are interested in clinical trials 95 (186) 80 (83) 90 (270) 90 (135) 71 (172) 78 (310)
  Drs who are not interested in clinical trials 5 (10) 18 (19) 10 (29) 9 (14) 29 (70) 22 (87)
  Blank   2 (2) 1 (2) 1 (1)   0 (1)
  1. *In total 7 (1 in KUHP and 6 in SUNU) doctors did not state their past experience in clinical trials.
  2. **Internal Medicine in KUHP were hematology, cardiovascular medicine, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, diabetic mellitus and nutritional medicine, nephrology, neurology, and geriatric medicine. Internal Medicine in SNUH were general internal medicine and immunology.
  3. ***Surgery in KUHP were gastrointestinal surgery, breast surgery, hepato-bilialy pancreatic surgery, transplantation surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and respiratory surgery. Surgery in SNUH were general surgery and cardiovascular surgery.
  4. ****Radiology in SNUH were radiology and radiation oncology.
  5. ***** Others in KUHP were Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Central clinical laboratory, and Transfusion Medicine & Cell Therapy. Others in SNUH were Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, and Rehabilitation Medicine.