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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (n = 162)

From: Emergency medicine physicians’ knowledge and perceptions of training, education, and resources in eating disorders

Characteristic Median (IQR) n %
Age (years) 31 (29–35)   
Gender
 Male   78 48.2%
 Female   84 51.8%
Race/Ethnicity
 African American   4 2.5%
 Asian/Pacific Islander   20 12.3%
 Caucasian   118 72.8%
 Hispanic   6 3.7%
 Native American   0 0%
 Other   5 3.1%
 > 1 Race/Ethnicity   9 5.6%
Geographic region of practice
 Northeast   31 19.1%
 Midwest   61 37.7%
 South   30 18.5%
 West   38 23.5%
 Not reported   2 1.2%
Full-time practice (years) 3 (1–5)   
Full-time practice in ED (years) 3 (1–5)   
Experience in the ED
 < 5 years   116 71.6%
 ≥ 5 years   41 25.3%
 Not reported   5 3.1%
  1. Abbreviations: IQR interquartile range, ED Emergency Department
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