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Table 1 Summary demographics of study participants (% values in parenthesis)

From: Paediatric imaging radiation dose awareness and use of referral guidelines amongst radiology practitioners and radiographers

Characteristics Radiology practitioners (n = 12) Radiographers (n = 100)
Female gender, n (%) 5 (41.7) 60 (60.0)
Age, n (%)
 <25 years 0 23 (23.0)
 26–35 years 7 (58.3) 57 (57.0)
 36–45 years 0 9 (9.0)
 46–55 years 2 (16.7) 9 (9.0)
 >56 years 3 (25.0) 1 (1.0)
Clinical experience, n (%)
 <2 years 2 (16.7) 17 (17.0)
 3–10 years 5 (41.7) 54 (54.0)
 11–20 years 0 20 (20.0)
 >21 years 5 (41.7) 9 (9.0)
Education/training received in radiation protection 12 (100.0) 98 (98.0)
 Lectures as part of undergraduate studies 2 (16.7) 84 (84.0)
 Lectures as part of postgraduate studies 8 (66.7) 31 (31.0)
 Attendance to conference/seminar/workshop 5 (41.7) 46 (46.0)
 Attendance to radiation safety course 4 (33.3) 10 (10.0)
 Induction training abroad 1 (8.3) 0
 Own research 1 (8.3) 0
Hours of radiation protection education/training
 <1 h 0 0
 2–10 h 6 (54.5) 29 (31.2)
 11–20 h 0 21 (22.6)
 21–30 h 3 (27.2) 13 (14.0)
 31–50 h 2 (18.2) 17 (18.2)
 >51 h 0 13 (14.0)
Time since last education/training
 <5 years 8 (66.7) 61 (62.3)
 6–10 years 1 (8.3) 25 (25.5)
 >10 years 3 (25.0) 12 (12.2)
  1. Percentage values are based on number of responses obtained for each particular question