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Table 1 Characteristics of survey respondents

From: The prevalence and experience of Australian naturopaths and Western herbalists working within community pharmacies

  N (%)*
Gender Male 77 (16)
  Female 399 (84)
  Not reported 3 (1)
Highest level of qualification in naturopathy and/or Western herbal medicine Certificate 1 (0)
  Advanced diploma 172 (36)
  Undergraduate degree 191 (40)
  Graduate diploma 71 (15)
  Masters degree 19 (4)
  PhD 6 (1)
  Not reported 19 (4)
Year of graduation from naturopathic/ WHM course 2005 - 2009 156 (33)
  2000 - 2004 139 (29)
  1995 - 1999 65 (14)
  1990 - 1994 64 (13)
  1980 - 1989 50 (10)
  Before 1980 5 (1)
Years spent working as a naturopath and/or WHM practitioner Never 9 (2)
  Less than 1 year 59 (12)
  1-4 145 (30)
  5-9 107 (22)
  10+ 150 (31)
  Not reported 9 (2)
Current main place of practice * multiple responses were accepted Multidisciplinary clinic with other CM practitioners 137 (29)
  Multidisciplinary clinic with medical practitioners 20 (4)
  Naturopathy/herbal medicine clinic as solo practitioner 103 (22)
  Home-based clinic 79 (16)
  In a pharmacy 31 (7)
  In industry (e.g. sales representative) 36 (8)
  Not currently in practice 26 (5)
  Other 90 (19)
  Not reported 16 (3)
  1. *% of total respondents answering question.