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Table 1 Respondent demographic information

From: Discrepancies in decision making preferences between parents and surgeons in pediatric surgery

Survey participant demographic information
  Parents Surgeons
Age Median = 38 (19–62) Median = 50 (34–86)
Race/ethnicity   
 White 229 (95.8%) 112 (85.5%)
 Non-white (any) 11 (4.6%) 23 (17.5%)
Gender identity   
 Female 220 (92.1%) 32 (24.4%)
 Male 15 (6.3%) 96 (73.3%)
Another gender identity not listed here 1 (0.4%) 1 (0.8%)
Highest degree of education   
 Less than high school degree 1 (0.4%)
 High school graduate (high school diploma or equivalent including GED) 18 (7.5%)
 Some college but no degree 37 (15.5%)
 Associate degree in college (2-year) 33 (13.8%)
 Bachelor's degree in college (4-year) 86 (36.0%)
 Master's degree 46 (19.2%)
 Doctoral degree 8 (3.3%)
 Professional degree (JD, MD) 9 (3.8%)
Insurance status   
 Privately insured 198 (82.8%)
 Medicare or Medicaid 36 (15.1%)
 Uninsured 2 (0.8%)
Years of practice   
 Less than 5 years 28 (21.4%)
 5–10 years 29 (22.1%)
 10–20 years 24 (18.3%)
 More than 20 years 48 (36.6%)
 Pediatric surgery fellow 1 (0.8%)
Inst. setting   
 Academic 85 (64.9%)
 Private practice 9 (6.9%)
 Both academic and private practice 28 (21.4%)
 Other 2 (1.5%)
Region   
 Northeast 30 (22.9%)
 Midwest 31 (23.7%)
 West 28 (21.4%)
 South 38 (29.0%)
 Other (Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US territories and affiliated Pacific Islands, etc.) 2 (1.5%)
Total 239 (100.0%) 131 (100.0%)
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