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Table 1 General characteristics of participants

From: Knowledge of physicians on chronic kidney disease and their attitudes towards referral, in two cities of Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Count Percentage  (%)
Gender (n = 114)
 Male 77 67.5
 Female 37 32.5
Hospital of practice (n = 114)
 Public 80 70.2
 Private 34 29.8
If private (n = 34)
 Confessionala 13 38.2
 Lay privatea 21 61.8
If public (n = 80)
 Medical centre 7 8.8
 District hospital 19 23.8
 Regional hospital 13 16.6
 Reference hospital 41 51.3
Level of training (n = 114)
 General practitioners 72 63.2
 Specialist 42 36.9
  1. aConfessional hospitals are owned by religious organizations that place stringent control and emphasis on the way their patients are managed while the lay private hospitals are owned and managed with mostly a business focus. Confessional hospitals also send their doctors for refresher training whereas lay private often do not. Hence, doctors working in Confessional hospitals are generally expected to be better informed than their lay private colleagues