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Table 1 Demographics and characteristics of responders (n = 370) and non-responders (n = 2910)

From: Agreement with evidence for tissue Plasminogen Activator use among emergency physicians: a cross-sectional survey

  Responders Non-responders
Characteristic Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 41.1 (8.2) NA
  n (%) n (%)
Male 256 (69.2) 1814 (62.4)
Years worked in emergency care   NA
 ≤5 years 59 (15.9)  
 5–10 years 92 (24.9)  
 11–15 years 90 (24.3)  
 ≥16 years 129 (34.9)  
Role within the hospital*   NA
 Emergency physician 229 (63.8)  
 Emergency physician trainee 122 (34.0)  
 Other 8 (2.2)  
Location*
 New South Wales (NSW) 95 (26.5) 809 (27.7)
 Victoria (VIC) 108 (30.1) 715 (24.5)
 Queensland (QLD) 72 (20.1) 715 (24.5)
 South Australia (SA) 20 (5.6) 212 (7.3)
 Western Australia (WA) 27 (7.5) 331 (11.3)
 Northern Territory (NT) 10 (2.8) 34 (1.2)
 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 8 (2.2) 44 (1.5)
 Tasmania (TAS) 19 (5.3) 61 (2.1)
Responsible for determining care provided to stroke patients* 293 (81.6) NA
Decide which patients receive tPA 116 (41.7) NA
  1. Number of observations varies across characteristics due to missing data, multi-response items, and item applicability.
  2. NA data not available.
  3. * n = 359.
  4. n = 278.
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