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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants (n = 601)

From: The attitudes and beliefs of Pakistani medical practitioners about depression: a cross-sectional study in Lahore using the Revised Depression Attitude Questionnaire (R-DAQ)

Variables   Frequency (%)
Gender Male 286 (47.6)
Female 315 (52.4)
Speciality Medicine/Paeds 394 (65.6)
Surgery/ObsGyn 207 (34.4)
Last Degree MBBS 474 (78.9)
Postgraduate 125 (20.8)
Practice setting Rural 78 (13.0)
Urban 523 (87.0)
Have you studied psychiatry as a major subject in medical school? (Yes/No) Yes 217 (36.1)
Have you had an internship experience in Psychiatry? (Yes/No) Yes 121 (20.1)
Have you ever taken CME courses? (Yes/No) Yes 298 (49.6)
Have you ever taken CME courses in Psychiatry? (Yes/No) Yes 143 (23.8)
Have you ever read an article on Psychiatry? (Yes/No) Yes 202 (33.6)
Have you studied abroad? (Yes/No) Yes 102 (17.0)
Do you plan to attend CME courses in in future? Low priority 99 (16.5)
Moderate priority 232 (38.6)
High priority 262 (43.6)
Do you plan to attend CME courses in Psychiatry in future? Low priority 180 (30.0)
Moderate priority 243 (40.4)
High priority 172 (28.6)
How frequently do you encounter depression in your practice setting? Never 31 (5.2)
Rarely 74 (12.5)
Occasionally 198 (33.4)
Moderately 153 (25.8)
Quite often 137 (23.1)