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Table 4 Distribution of knowledge scores by demographic variables and duration of work experience

From: A study on the knowledge and attitudes on advanced life support among medical students and medical officers in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka

  Knowledge score categories P value*
Poor (<50) Average (50–69) Good (≥70)
Age (411)
 <24 years (n = 130) 17 (13.1 %) 58 (44.6 %) 55 (42.3 %) <0.001
 24–29 years (n = 226) 15 (6.6 %) 103 (45.6 %) 108 (47.8 %)
 ≥30 years (n = 55) 20 (36.4 %) 21 (38.2 %) 14 (25.5 %)
Sex (n = 411)
 Male (n = 192) 3 (12.0 %) 83 (43.2 %) 86 (44.8 %) 0.791
 Female (n = 219) 29 (13.2 %) 99 (45.2 %) 91 (41.6 %)
Position (n = 411)
 4th years (n = 130) 22 (16.9 %) 71 (54.6 %) 37 (28.5 %) <0.001
 Final years (n = 221) 9 (4.1 %) 88 (39.8 %) 124 (56.1 %)
 Medical officers (n = 60) 21 (35.0 %) 23 (38.3 %) 16 (26.7 %)
Duration of work as a medical officer (n = 60)
 <10 years (n = 21) 7 (33.4 %) 5 (23.8 %) 9 (42.8 %) 0.139
 >10 years (n = 39) 14 (35.9 %) 17 (43.6 %) 8 (20.5 %)
Specialty (n = 59)
 Specialties where ALS frequently encountered (n = 31) 12 (38.7 %) 10 (32.3 %) 9 (29.0 %) 0.524
 Specialties where ALS frequently not encountered (n = 28) 8 (28.6 %) 13 (46.4 %) 7 (25.0 %)
  1. * P value was calculated by using Chi square test