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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey participants

From: Access to care issues adversely affect breast cancer patients in Mexico: oncologists’ perspective

Characteristics of physicians surveyed Number (Percentage)
Gender  
Male 79 (58%)
Female 57 (42%)
Age  
<40 years 59 (43%)
40-65 years 74 (54%)
>65 years 3 (2%)
Years since Medical Graduation  
1-10 56 (41%)
> 10 80 (59%)
Specialty  
Medical Oncology 43 (32%)
Surgical Oncology 79 (58%)
Breast Surgeon 7 (5%)
Other 7 (5%)
Location of Primary Clinical Practice  
Academic medical center 36 (26.9%)
Public hospital/clinic 64 (47.8%)
Philanthropic hospital/clinic 2 (1.5%)
Private hospital/clinic 27 (20.1%)
Other 5 (3.7%)
Geographic Area of Practice  
Urban Center 130 (95.6%)
Suburban 5 (3.7%)
Rural 1 (0.7%)
Regional Distribution  
Northern Mexico 32 (24%)
Central Mexico 83 (62%)
Southern Mexico 18 (14%)
Form of Patient Payment (Estimates)  
Out of Pocket (OOP) 20%
Private Insuranc 20%
Public Insurance 51%
Not Insured and Not OOP 8%
Other 1%