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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Increasing utilization of Internet-based resources following efforts to promote evidence-based medicine: a national study in Taiwan

Profession Physician Nurse
Year 2007 2009 2011 2007 2009 2011
 number 605 563 645 551 2412 3354
Gender (%)
 Male 88.1 82.6 81.4 2.2 0.7 1.1
 Female 11.9 17.4 18.6 97.8 99.3 98.9
Age (y) (%)       
 20–30 12.3 19.8 12.4 42.1 42.0 49.4
 31–40 43.8 41.8 50.2 42.8 44.1 41.5
 41–50 33.6 25.4 25.0 13.5 12.5 8.3
  > 50 10.3 13.0 12.4 1.6 1.4 0.8
Working period (y) (%)
 < 5 25.8 31.2 25.2 19.9 18.2 31.5
 5–10 25.6 29.6 35.7 36.4 43.3 39.8
  > 10 48.6 39.2 39.1 43.8 38.5 28.7
Academic level (%)
 Technical school 0 0 0 40.5 53.1 43.5
 Junior college 0 0 0 31.8 26.2 33.0
 Bachelor’s* 80.6 80.2 78.3 24.3 18.0 21.2
 Master’s 15.5 15.6 16.0 3.4 2.6 2.2
 Doctorate 3.9 4.2 5.7 0 0.1 0.1
EBM training (%) 55.2 50.4 39.5 22.7 14.3 15.6
Director (%) 34.3 24.8 25.4 22.1 11.8 8.9
Faculty (%) 33.9 38.8 39.9 23.4 14.7 14.5
  1. *Bachelor’s curriculum is 7 years for medical school, 6 years for dental school, and 4 years for nursing school.