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Table 4 Main characteristics of the experts who answered to the elicitation questionnaire

From: A Bayesian non-inferiority approach using experts’ margin elicitation – application to the monitoring of safety events

Characteristics N = 44
Age, median (IQR) 46 (39.75-55)
Male sex, n(%) 28 (64)
Number year of being MD [1], median (IQR) 17 (0.75-22.5)
Specialty, n(%)  
Neonatologist 22 (50)
Obstetrician 22 (50)
Type of establishment, n(%)  
University hospital 33 (75)
Position, n(%)  
Hospital practitioner 21 (48)
Professor 21 (48)
Others 2 (4)
History of school of statistics/epidemiology, n(%) 28 (64)
History of being PI [2] of a trial, n(%) 29 (66)
  1. IQR = Interquartile Range
  2. 1MD: medical doctor
  3. 2PI: Principal investigator