Table 1

General characteristics of participating endoscopists

CharacteristicNumber (%)
Sex*
 Male241 (71)
 Female97 (29)
Age (years)†46 (39–56)
Body mass index*
 Normal132 (39)
 Overweight152 (45)
 Obesity class 145 (13)
 Obesity class 26 (2)
 Obesity class 33 (1)
Comorbidity*
 None224 (66)
 Hypertension63 (19)
 Diabetes19 (5)
 COPD1 (0.3)
 Asthma5 (1.4)
 Any cardiopathy9 (2.7)
 Autoimmune disease3 (0.9)
 Immunosuppressive therapy1 (0.3)
 Cirrhosis1 (0.3)
 Cancer2 (0.6)
Academic formation*
 Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology172 (51)
 Surgery137 (40.5)
 Other29 (8.5)
Place of work*
 Private125 (37)
 Public62 (18)
 Both151 (45)
  • *Frequency and percentage.

  • †Median and IQR.

  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.