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Table 2 Demographic features of responding patients (gender and race)

From: Patients’ attitudes regarding characteristics of physicians in ophthalmology

  Gender (Males n = 134; Females n = 161) p value
Male Female
Q-1 (prefer traditional white coat) 0.599
 Yes 39 (29%) 43 (27%)
 No 89 (67%) 106 (67%)
 No preference 5 (4%) 10 (6%)
Q-2 (prefer dress shoes) 0.487
 Yes 28 (21%) 32 (20%)
 No 15 (11%) 15 (9%)
 No preference 91 (68%) 114 (71%)
Q-3 (prefer nametag) 0.584
 Yes 103 (77%) 128 (80%)
 No 31 (23%) 33 (20%)
Q-4 (negative view of long hair) 0.13
 Yes 44 (33%) 40 (25%)
 No 90 (67%) 121 (75%)
Q-5 (negative view of facial hair) 0.792
 Yes 25 (19%) 32 (20%)
 No 109 (81%) 129 (80%)
Q-6 (negative view of tattoos/piercings) 0.521
 Yes 80 (60%) 102 (63%)
 No 54 (40%) 59 (37%)
Q-7 (preferred age range) 0.953
 Yes 33 (25%) 39 (24%)
 No 101 (75%) 122 (76%)
Q-8 (preference where MD trained) 0.566
 Yes 53 (40%) 69 (43%)
 No 81 (60%) 92 (57%)
Q-9 (preference if MD does research) 0.726
 Yes 77 (57%) 94 (58%)
 No 2 (1%) 4 (2%)
 No preference 55 (41%) 62 (40%)
  1. The actual number represents each participant’s response to the question, while the parenthesis gives the percentage of responses to the question
Race Caucasian African American Native American p value
Q-1 (prefer traditional white coat) 0.1337
 Yes 55 (25%) 26 (41%) 1 (33.3%)
 No 159 (70%) 35 (56%) 1 (33.3%)
 No preference 12 (5%) 2 (3%) 1 (33.3%)
Q-2 (prefer dress shoes) 0.799
 Yes 44 (19%) 15 (23%) 1 (33.3%)
 No 23 (10%) 6 (10%) 1 (33.3%)
 No preference 161 (71%) 43 (67%) 1 (33.3%)
Q-3 (prefer nametag) 0.0578
 Yes 172 (75%) 57 (89%) 2 (66.7%)
 No 56 (25%) 7 (11%) 1 (33.3%)
Q-4 (negative view of long hair) 0.981
 Yes 65 (29%) 18 (28%) 1 (33.3%)
 No 163 (71%) 46 (72%) 2 (66.7%)
Q-5 (negative view of facial hair) 0.101
 Yes 38 (17%) 18 (28%) 1 (33.3%)
 No 190 (83%) 46 (72%) 2 (66.7%)
Q-6 (negative view of tattoos/piercings) 0.094
 Yes 148 (65%) 32 (50%) 2 (66.7%)
 No 80 (35%) 32 (50%) 1 (33.3%)
Q-7 (preferred age range) 0.117
 Yes 52 (23%) 19 (30%) 1 (33.3%)
 No 176 (77%) 45 (70%) 2 (66.7%)
Q-8 (preference where MD trained) 0.583
 Yes 91 (40%) 30 (47%) 1 (33.3%)
 No 137 (60%) 34 (53%) 2 (66.7%)
Q-9 (preference if MD does research) 0.579
 Yes 129 (57%) 40 (63%) 2 (66.7%)
 No 5 (2%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
 No preference 94 (41%) 23 (36%) 1 (33.3%)
  1. The actual number represents each participant’s response to the question, while the parenthesis gives the percentage of responses to the question