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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants in this study. Data reflects the 20/29 fracture patients who had heard of lithium and 38/43 surgeons who knew of clinical use of lithium

From: Perceptions of using lithium in fracture management: a survey of orthopaedic surgeons, fracture patients and the general public

  N %
General population (N = 768)
 Age (years)
  15–25 544 70.8
  26–55 124 16.1
  56+ 94 12.2
  No response 6 0.8
Gender
 Male 220 28.6
 Female 526 68.5
 Non-binary 22 2.9
Patients who did not participate in the trial (N = 15)
 Age (years)
  18–25 5 33.3
  26–55 8 53.3
  No response 2 13.3
 Gender
  Male 10 66.7
  Female 5 33.3
Patients who participated in the trial (N = 5)
 Age (years)
  18–25 0 0.0
  26–55 4 80.0
  No response 1 20.0
 Gender
  Male 4 80.0
  Female 1 20.0
Orthopaedic surgeons (N = 38)
 Years in practice
  < 5 11 28.9
  5–15 12 31.6
  > 15 14 36.8
  No response 1 2.6