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Table 1 Self-reported demographic and practice characteristics of 483 Canadian general surgeons who perform incisional hernia repairs

From: Wide variation in surgical techniques to repair incisional hernias: a survey of practice patterns among general surgeons

Years in practice  
  < 5 16%
 5–10 22%
 10–20 30%
  > 20 32%
Practice setting  
 Academic teaching hospital 32%
 Community hospital serving > 500,000 15%
 Community hospital serving 100,000–500,000 25%
 Community hospital serving < 100,000 28%
Fellowship trained  
 Yes 52%
 No 48%
Type of Fellowship  
 Minimally invasive surgery 23%
 Trauma/ICU 19%
 Colorectal 16%
 Surgical oncology 13%
Train general surgery residents  
 Yes 66%
 No 34%
Frequency of hernia repair  
 Regularly 73%
 Infrequently 23%
 Only on call 4%