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Table 2 The association between naturopathic and herbal medicine practitioner characteristics and aspects of regulation and funding

From: The characteristics, experiences and perceptions of naturopathic and herbal medicine practitioners: results from a national survey in New Zealand

Practitioner characteristics In favour of registration In favour of combined government and private funding
Yes (n = 88) No (n = 19) p-value Yes (n = 74) No (n = 33) p-value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)     
Years of experience 2.8 (1.7) 2.8 (1.7) 0.239 2.8 (1.6) 2.5 (1.8) 0.353
  % %   % %  
Age 22-44 37.9 42.1 0.735 37.8 40.6 0.787
  >44 62.1 57.9   62.2 59.4  
Education       
Diploma 41.9 25.0 0.348 42.9 50.0 0.813
Under-graduate 38.7 25.0   35.7 27.8  
Post-graduate 19.4 50.0   21.4 22.2  
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