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Table 1 Characteristics of physicians and their practice (Based in Zurynski et al.2017)

From: Education and information needs for physicians about rare diseases in Spain

VariableHospitalPrimary carep-value
(n = 37)(n = 132)
Age (Mean, SD)46.1 (8.5)52.0 (8,8)0.001
Years of practice (Mean, SD)19.9 (7.9)25.6 (9.0)0.001
Rare diseases included in medical degree (N, %)10 (27.0)35 (26.5)0.832
Rare diseases included in post-graduate medical education (N, %)19 (51.4)25 (18.9)0.001
Continuing Medical Education in the last 5 years about rare diseases (N, %)17 (45.9)54 (40.9)0.765
Number of rare disease patients seen during clinical career (N, %):
 00 (0.0)7 (5.3)0.002
 1--46 (16.2)59 (44.7)
 5--108 (21.6)26 (19.7)
 11--155 (13.5)8 (6.0)
 16--202 (5.4)6 (4.5)
  > 2010 (27.0)20 (15.2)
  > 1006 (16.2)5 (3.8)
  1. *Significant difference p < 0.05