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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents and their hospitals

From: Availability of critical care resources to treat patients with severe sepsis or septic shock in Africa: a self-reported, continent-wide survey of anaesthesia providers

   African countries High-income countries P-value
n   263 44  
Specialty of respondent n (%)    0.002*
Physician anaesthetist   150 (57) 35 (81.8)  
Non-physician anaesthetist   92 (35) 5 (11.4)  
Other physician   6 (2.3) 3 (6.8)  
Other   15 (5.7) 0  
Type of hospital n (%)    0.01*
University teaching   117 (44.5) 19 (43.2)  
Regional/Provincial   30 (11.4) 11 (25)  
District   34 (12.9) 9 (20.5)  
Private   61 (23.2) 3 (6.8)  
Other   21 (8) 2 (4.6)  
Size of hospital (beds) 350 (200 to 1,000) 600 (388 to 800) 0.03*
Availability of hospital facilities n (%)    
Emergency room   225 (85.6) 43 (97.7) 0.03*
Operation theatre   260 (98.9) 44 (100) 1
Intensive care unit   194 (73.8) 44 (100) <0.001*
  1. *, significant group difference
  2. Data are given as median values with interquartile ranges, if not otherwise indicated.
  3. Comparisons were made with a Fisher's Exact or a Mann Whitney U test (size of hospital).