Table 3

Characteristics of survey respondents (n=199)

Characteristic 
Age, median (IQR*)44 (38–52)
Years at current workplace, median (IQR)10 (4.75–19.5)
% Time spent on research, median (IQR)40 (20–60)
Year of first publication, median (IQR)2003 (1997–2008)
No of peer-reviewed articles, median (IQR)20 (7–41)
No of Cochrane reviews, median (IQR)3 (1–5)
Gender, n (%)
 Female95 (48)
 Male104 (52)
Highest qualification, n (%)
 Bachelor’s degree14 (7)
 Master’s degree82 (41)
 PhD103 (52)
Place of work†, n (%)
 University141 (66)
 Other research institution40 (19)
 Hospital24 (11)
 Other10 (5)
Regions, n (%)
 Latin America52 (26)
 Sub-Saharan Africa48 (24)
 South and Southeast Asia44 (22)
 East Asia37 (19)
 Other18 (9)
  • *IQR, Interquartile range.

  • †Multiple responses–total responses n=215.