Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants who answered the needs assessment survey on research and training in Biomedical Informatics in Latin America (N=142)

VariableN (%)
Age (years)
 <3034 (23.9)
 31–4048 (33.8)
 41–5034 (23.9)
 51–6019 (13.4)
 >607 (4.9)
Educational level
 Doctorate21 (14.8)
 Master's degree48 (33.8)
 Bachelor's degree62 (43.7)
 Not reported11 (7.7)
Country
 Peru66 (46.5)
 Colombia24 (16.9)
 Other Latin American country30 (21.1)
  Outside Latin America14 (9.9)
 Not reported8 (5.6)
Place of work*
 University79 (55.6)
 Governmental organisation25 (17.6)
 Non-governmental organisation13 (9.2)
 Enterprise16 (11.3)
 Health centre27 (19.0)
 Research centre10 (7.0)
Main activities*
 Research88 (62.0)
 Teaching66 (46.5)
 Administration50 (35.2)
Areas of the most relevant self-reported expertise
 Bioinformatics; sequence analysis15 (10.6)
 Bioinformatics; molecular modelling9 (6.3)
 Medical imaging11 (7.7)
 Public health informatics24 (16.9)
 Health informatics44 (31.0)
 Telemedicine15 (10.6)
 Other24 (16.9)
  • * Participants were able to choose more than one option.