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Table 1 Respondent demographic and practice characteristics

From: Results from the national sepsis practice survey: predictions about mortality and morbidity and recommendations for limitation of care orders

Age, years, mean (SD) 45.7 (9.5)
Years since medical school graduation, mean (SD) 19.9 (9.7)
Decade of medical school graduation, number (%)  
   1960s 9 (3.1%)
   1970s 65 (22.5%)
   1980s 87 (30.1%)
   1990s 104 (36.0%)
   2000s 24 (8.3%)
Primary employer, number (%)  
   Private practice, community hospital, and/or managed care 160 (55.6%)
   Academic medical center and/or University medical school 108 (37.5%)
   Other 20 (6.9%)
Weight, pounds, mean (SD) 173.6 (30.6)
Height, inches, mean (SD) 68.7 (4.3)
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD) 26.0 (4.3)
   Underweight BMI (<18.5 kg/m2), number (%) 2 (0.7%)
   Normal BMI (18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2), number (%) 126 (43.9%)
   Overweight BMI (25 to 29.9 kg/m2), number (%) 124 (43.2%)
   Obese BMI (=30 kg/m2), number (%) 35 (12.2%)
Estimates of BMI of respondent's ICU patients, mean (SD)  
   Underweight BMI (<18.5 kg/m2) 10.4% (6.5)
   Normal BMI (18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2) 26.8% (13.5)
   Overweight BMI (25 to 29.9 kg/m2) 30.6% (11.7)
   Obese BMI (30 to 39.9 kg/m2) 22.8% (11.7)
   Severely obese BMI (=40 kg/m2) 9.4% (6.5)
Self-reported chronic health problem, number (%) 45 (16.2%)
Percentage of job spent in direct care of ICU patients, mean (SD) 38.8% (22.2)
Number of septic patients cared for per week, number (%)  
   0 3 (1.0%)
   1 to 2 62 (21.7%)
   3 to 5 115 (40.2%)
   6 to 10 71 (24.8%)
   11 to 15 24 (8.4%)
   15+ 11 (3.8%)
Self-rated experience treating sepsis, number (%)  
   Limited 1 (0.4%)
   Moderate 109 (38.0%)
   Extensive 177 (61.7%)
Specialty, number (%)  
   Internal medicine 154 (54.0%)
   Family medicine 1 (0.4%)
   Surgery 3 (1.0%)
   Anesthesia 3 (1.0%)
   Pulmonary 267 (93.0%)
   Critical care 262 (91.3%)
   Sleep medicine 66 (23.0%)
   Other 13 (4.5%)
  1. BMI = body mass index; ICU = intensive care unit; SD = standard deviation.