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Table 1 General characteristics

From: Current practice patterns of preoperative bowel preparation in colorectal surgery: a nation-wide survey by the Chinese Society of Colorectal Cancer

  Number Percent
Gender
 Male 318 93.3
 Female 23 6.7
Age
 < 40 years 197 57.8
 40–50 years 121 35.5
 > 50 years 23 6.7
Working experience
 < 10 years 98 28.7
 10–20 years 155 45.5
 > 20 years 88 25.8
Medical specialty
 General surgery 169 49.6
 Gastrointestinal surgery 81 23.8
 Colorectal surgery 50 14.7
 Other 41 12.0
Hospital setting
 General 295 86.5
 Specialized 46 13.5
Hospital volume
 < 500 beds 63 18.5
 500–1000 beds 87 25.5
 1000–1500 beds 60 17.6
 > 1500 beds 131 38.4
Colonic resections per year
 < 100 181 53.1
 100–200 62 18.2
 > 200 98 28.7
Rectal resections per year
 < 100 194 56.9
 100–200 70 20.5
 > 200 77 22.6
Resection performed laparoscopically or robotically
 < 30% 76 22.3
 30–50% 62 18.2
 > 50% 203 59.5