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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants: physician group (n = 150)

From: Shared decision making, physicians’ explanations, and treatment satisfaction: a cross-sectional survey of prostate cancer patients

Variables n %
Gender
 Men 148 98.7
 Women 2 1.3
Age group
 ≤ 39 36 24.0
 40–49 77 51.3
> 50 37 24.7
Age (mean ± SD) 45.1 8.2
Place of work
 General hospital (public) 60 40.0
 General hospital (private) 56 37.3
 University hospital 34 22.7
Number of patients with prostate cancer in the past month
 ≤ 39 50 33.3
 40–69 50 33.3
> 70 50 33.3
Number of patients who started initial drug therapy in the past year
 ≤ 9 42 28.0
 10–19 45 30.0
> 20 63 42.0