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Table 3 Association between major errors in case scenario related to Physicians’ characteristics

From: Physicians’ knowledge and practice on death certification in the North West Bank, Palestine: across sectional study

  Type of error
  Mechanism of Death Incorrect sequencing No acceptable cause of death
Characteristic n(%) P-Value* n(%) P-Value* n(%) P-Value*
Gender of physician
 Male 22(18.4) 0.464 20(16.8) 0.147 11(9.2) 0.623
 Female 4(13.0) 2(6.5) 2(6.5)
Current possession
 Resident 20(21.0) 0.114 15(17.8) 0.609 9(9.5) 0.644
 Specialist 6(11.0) 7(12.7) 4(7.2)
Work place
 Governmental 17(18.5) 0.727 15(15.8) 0.523 11(11.6) 0.020
 Non-governmental 9(16.4) 7(12.7) 2(3.6)
Graduation Country
 Palestine 4(10.0) 0.306 1(2.5) 0.011 0(0.0) 0.023
 Other country 22(20.0) 21(19.2) 13(11.8)
Graduation year
  ≤ 5 years 18(45.0) 0.306 12(32.5) 0.405 7(14.0) 0.775
  > 5 years 7(22.1) 7(27.6) 6(18.8)
Specialty
 Medicine 5(18.0) 0.872 3(10.7) 0.296 1(3.6) 0.101
 Surgery 11(20.4) 6(11.1) 2(3.7)
 Pediatric 3(13.6) 6(27.3) 4(18.2)
 Others 7(15.2) 7(20.0) 6(13.0)
Completed DNF Before
 Yes 17(13.7) 0.035 15(12.0) 0.143 11(8.8) 0.933
 No 9(34.6) 7(7.0) 2(7.6)
Trained to Fill DNF
 Yes 7(22.6) 0.386 3(9.7) 0.378 4(12.9) 0.347
 No 19(16.0) 19(16.0) 9(7.6)
  1. *Chi-square test