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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents (N = 89)

From: Echocardiography training for cardiac surgery residents: results of a Canadian needs assessment

Characteristic N %
Professional Role
 Cardiac surgery resident 38 42.7
 Cardiac surgeon 30 33.7
 Cardiologist 15 16.9
 Cardiac surgery program director 6 6.7
Location
 Eastern Canada 33 37.1
 Western Canada 28 31.5
 Central Canada 26 29.2
 Unspecified 2 2.3
Age
  < 25 2 2.3
 26-35 41 46.1
 36-45 17 19.1
  > 45 29 32.6
Gender
 Male 78 87.6
 Female 10 11.2
 Unspecified 1 1.1
Self-rated level of competency with Echocardiography
 1-3 (low) 19 21.4
 4-6 (intermediate) 30 33.7
 7-10 (high) 37 41.6
 Unspecified 3 3.4
Important aspects of respondent's echocardiography training
 N/A 28 31.5
 Echo course 6 6.7
 Echo course and Level 1 10 11.2
 Level 1 26 29.2
 Level 2 6 6.7
 Level 3 13 14.6
Current residents' echocardiography training in respondent's program
 Don’t know 16 18.0
 1 rotation 51 57.3
  > 1 rotation 10 11.2
 Other 12 13.5