TableĀ 2

Position of respondents regarding the themes tested in this study

All physiciansConsultantsResidentsDeveloped countriesDeveloping countries
(P)(N) or (NEU)(P)(N) or (NEU)(P)(N) or (NEU)(P)(N) or NEU(P)(N) or (NEU)
A. Importance of acquiring information about previous diagnostic exposures of patients474 (65.1)254 (34.9)246 (66.5)124 (33.5)220 (64.9)119 (35.1)253 (66.4)128 (33.6)221 (63.7)126 (36.3)
B. Knowledge about radiation exposure from diagnostic examinations and familiarity with radiation exposure units and age-related radiosensitivity468 (64.3)260 (35.7)256 (69.2)114 (30.8)200 (59.0)139 (41.0)259 (68.0)122 (32.0)209 (60.2)138 (39.8)
C. Opinions on whether patients should be provided with information about dose from their medical exposure to radiation588 (80.8)140 (19.2)299 (80.8)71 (19.2)280 (82.6)59 (17.4)320 (84.0)61 (16.0)268 (77.2)79 (22.8)
  • The numbers of positive against negative and neutral positions pooled together are given. The numbers in parentheses are the respective percentages within each group of physicians as a fraction of the total number of participants belonging to the respective group.

  • P, positive; N, negative; NEU, neutral.