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Table 1 Surveyed surgeons’ working setting and professional profile

From: Emergency surgeons’ perceptions and attitudes towards antibiotic prescribing and resistance: a worldwide cross-sectional survey

Characteristics N (%)
WHO region classification
 Africa Region 35 (5.7)
 Region of the Americas 128 (20.9)
 South-East Asia Region 18 (2.9)
 European Region 372 (60.8)
 Easter Mediterranean Region 36 (5.9)
 Western Pacific Region 23 (3.8)
Gender
 Male 526 (85.9)
 Female 86 (14.1)
Surgeries regularly performed*
 Abdominal 577 (94.3)
 Cardiac surgery 10 (1.6)
 Gynecologic 30 (4.9)
 Neurosurgery 4 (0.7)
 Orthopedic 32 (5.2)
 Pediatric 73 (11.9)
 Thoracic 143 (23.4)
 Urological 41 (6.7)
 Vascular 74 (12.1)
 Other 58 (9.5)
Years of experience
 Less than 10 years 126 (20.6)
 10–20 years 210 (34.3)
 21–30 years 155 (25.3)
 More than 30 years 121 (19.8)
Type of hospital
 University hospital 395 (64.5)
 Community teaching hospital 133 (21.7)
 Community hospital 68 (11.1)
 Other 16 (2.6)
Hospital inpatient beds
 Less than 100 27 (4.4)
 100–500 225 (36.8)
 501–1000 247 (40.4)
 More than 1000 107 (17.5)
 Unsure 6 (1.0)
Hospital with antimicrobial stewardship team
 Yes 448 (73.2)
 No 139 (22.7)
 Unsure 25 (4.1)
Local GLs for therapy of infections implemented
 Yes 465 (76.0)
 No 137 (22.4)
 Unsure 10 (1.6)
Reports on local AMR data periodically received
 Yes 406 (66.3)
 No 177 (28.9)
 Unsure 29 (4.7)
  1. WHO World Health Organization, GLs guidelines, AMR antibiotic resistance
  2. *Sum of numbers is greater than the overall sample (n = 612) since the question was based on a multiple choice