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Table 2 Differences in responses among pre interns (n 52) and early career doctors (n 34) with regard to knowledge seeking behaviours

From: Knowledge seeking behaviours of pre interns and early career doctors in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study

Variable Pre interns, n (%) Early career doctors, n (%) Chi square value Odd ratio (95 % confidence interval)
Using textbooks as the primary mode of reference 22 (42.3) 10 (29.4) 1.46 1.76 (0.7–4.41)
Using online information as the primary mode of reference 10 (19.2) 16 (47.1) 7.54* 0.27 (0.1–0.7)
Using guidelines as the primary mode of reference 9 (17.3) 10 (29.4) 1.75 0.5 (0.18–1.41)
Mostly used web based resources  
Uptodate 12 (23.1) 20 (58.8) 11.24* 0.21 (0.08–0.54)
Emedicine 26 (50) 10 (29.4) 3.58 2.4 (0.96–6.00)
Wikipedia or general google searches 17 (32.7) 9 (26.5) 0.38 1.35 (0.52–3.51)
Having ever used PUBMED for online academic information searching 52 (100) 24 (70.6) 17.31* NA
Having ever used an alternative indexing service for online academic information searching 20 (38.5) 17 (50) 1.17 0.62 (0.26–1.5)
Having ever used HINARI 38 (73.1) 29 (85.3) 1.78 0.46 (0.15–1.45)
Having ever read a Cochrane systematic review 17 (36.5) 17 (52.9) 2.58 0.49 (0.2–1.18)
Having ever read any systematic review 31 (59.6) 21 (61.8) 0.04 0.61 (0.26–1.45)
  1. * p < 0.01