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Table 1 Respondents and ICUs Characteristics

From: Daily routine versus on-demand chest radiograph policy and practice in adult ICU patients- clinicians’ perspective

Background characteristics N (%)
Age (Means ± SD) 35 ± 8 years
Gender
 Male 160 (32.3)
 Female 330 (66.6)
 Missing 5 (1.1)
Nationality
 Saudi 72 (14.5)
 Western 15 (3)
 Middle Eastern 44 (8.9)
 Asian 294 (59.3)
 European 27 5.5)
 African 19 (3.9)
 Missing 24 (4.9)
Workplace
 Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs 193 (38.9)
 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center 62 (12.5)
 King Fahd Medical City 2 (0.5)
 Prince Sultan Medical Military City 49 (9.9)
 Security Forces Hospital 49 (9.9)
 King Saud Medical City 25 (5.1)
 Other 115 (23.2)
Education level
 Diploma 84 (16.9)
 Bachelor 323 (65.2)
 Master 33 (6.7)
 PhD 37 (7.5)
 MBBs 16 (3.2)
 Missing 2 (0.5)
General Work Experience
 1–5 Years 141 (28.4)
 6–10 Years 179 (36.1)
 11–15 Years 89 (18)
  > 15 Years 87 (17.5)
Work Experience in ICU Units
 Less than 6 months 30 (6.1)
 More than 6 months 457 (92.3)
 Missing 8 (1.6)
Previous employment/training
 Saudi Arabia 161 (32.5)
 North America 27 (5.4)
 Middle East 42 (8.5)
 Asia 180 (36.3)
 Europe 29 (5.8)
 South African 11 (2.2)
 Others 41 (8.3)
 Missing 4 (1.0)
Current Position
 Consultant 32 (6.5)
 Associate Consultant 5 (1.0)
 Assistant Consultant 8 (1.6)
 Staff Physician 19 (3.8)
 Fellow 4 (0.8)
 Resident 14 (2.8)
 Respiratory Therapist 60 (12.1)
 Nurse 353 (71.4)
ICU characteristics N (%)
Number of ICU –beds available for mechanical ventilation
  < 5 16 (3.2)
 5–15 116 (23.6)
 16–20 107 (21.6)
  > 20 254 (51.2)
 Missing 2 (0.4)
Type of hospital
 Academic 351 (70.9)
 Non-academic 119 (24.0)
 Missing 25 (5.1)
Number of staff under training for intensivists
 None 97 (19.6)
 1–4 185 (37.3)
  > 4 158 (32)
 Missing 56 (11.1)
Type of ICU
 Closed format 232 (46.9)
 Open format 247 (49.9)
 Missing 16 (3.2)