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Table 1 Basic socio-demographic characteristics of participating

From: Use of narrative medicine to identify key factors for effective doctor–patient relationships in severe asthma

  Paediatricians (N = 13) Allergists (N = 16) Pulmonologists (N = 37)
Gender
 Women 85% 44% 30%
 Men 15% 56% 70%
Age
 Mean (range), in years 48 (35 to 61) 45 (34 to 59) 48 (27 to 65)
 Mean years (range) as physician 21 (9 to 37) 21 (5 to 33) 21 (2 to 39)
Geographical Origin
 Northern Italy 62% 50% 41%
 Central Italy 15% 0 24%
 Southern Italy and Islands 23% 50% 35%