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Table 5 The association between practitioner characteristics and referrals made between naturopathic and herbal medicine practitioners and physiotherapists

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

Practitioner and practice-related characteristics Annual number of referrals made to a physiotherapist Annual number of referrals received from a physiotherapist
<6 (n = 23) 6 or more (n = 6) p-value <6 (n = 12) 6 or more (n = 6) p-value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)     
Years of experience 12.0 (10.2) 5.5 (6.8) 0.160 2.8 (1.8) 3.3 (1.4) 0.559
Average case-load per month (all) 38.7 (29.4) 24.7 (15.1) 0.275 43.1 (23.0) 31.0 (44.9) 0.455
  % %   % %  
Age 22-44 34.8 50.0 0.494 50.0 16.7 0.171
  >44 65.2 50.0   50.0 83.3  
Education       
Diploma 50.0 25.0 0.450 42.9 33.3 0.961
Under-graduate 43.8 50.0   28.6 33.3  
Post-graduate 6.2 25.0   28.6 33.4  
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