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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents

From: A survey of evidence users about the information need of acupuncture clinical evidence

Variable Categories Respondents: n (%)
Total   251
Age 20 ~ 30 130 (52 %)
30 ~ 40 75 (30 %)
40 ~ 50 32 (13 %)
≥50 14 (6 %)
Sex Male 142 (57 %)
Female 109 (43 %)
Education Medical Doctor 42 (17 %)
Master 161 (64 %)
Bachelor 46 (18 %)
Beneath Bachelor 2 (1 %)
Occupation Postgraduate student specializing in acupuncture 95 (38 %)
Clinician practicing acupuncture 126 (50 %)
Others (including teachers and researchers) 30 (12 %)
Health worker gradea Senior 39 (16 %)
Vice-senior 30 (12 %)
Middle 43 (17 %)
Primary or below 51 (20 %)
No title 88 (35 %)
Specialty Western Medicine 3 (1 %)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 236 (94 %)
Integrative Medicine 12 (5 %)
  1. aThis refers to the category of title obtained after passing a qualifying test