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Table 1 Demographic and practice characteristics of participants

From: Knowledge and perceptions of physicians from private medical centres towards generic medicines: a nationwide survey from Malaysia

Variables n %
Sex   
Male 214 81.4
Female 49 18.6
Age Range (years)   
Under 30 4 1.5
30–40 46 17.5
41–50 129 49.0
51–60 54 20.5
61–70 30 11.4
Year of graduation   
Before 1980 40 15.2
1981–1990 69 26.2
1991–2000 130 49.4
2001–2005 13 4.9
2006–2010 11 4.2
Place of graduation/specialization*   
Malaysia 146 55.5
India 53 20.2
UK 29 11.0
Australia 19 7.2
Others 16 6.1
Postgraduate degree   
Yes 127 48.3
No 136 51.7
Experience (years)   
≤5 5 1.9
6–10 18 6.8
11–15 57 21.7
16–20 66 25.1
21–25 37 14.1
>25 80 30.4
Number of Prescriptions/day   
≤10 67 25.5
11–20 105 39.9
21–39 68 25.9
≥40 23 8.7
% of generics stock in hospital pharmacy   
≤10 150 57.0
11–40 77 29.3
41–60 28 10.6
≥61 8 3.0
  1. *Place of highest level of education was considered.