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Table 1 Demographics and clinical practice patterns of participating Korean medicine doctors

From: Survey of integrative lumbar spinal stenosis treatment in Korean medicine doctors: preliminary data for clinical practice guidelines

Factors mean ± SD/n (%)
Age (years) 38.6 ± 6.2
 30–39 85 (69.7)
 40–49 27 (22.1)
  ≥ 50 10 (8.2)
Gender
 Male 123 (100)
 Female 0 (0)
Clinical experience (years) 12.1 ± 5.5
 5 ≤ <10 44
 10 ≤ <15 48
 15 ≤ <20 19
  ≥ 20 12
Level of healthcare facility of currently employed institutiona
 Primary 39 (32)
 Secondary 83 (68)
Highest academic degree
 Bachelor’s 30 (24.4)
 Master’s 44 (35.8)
 Ph. D. 49 (39.8)
Specialist training
 Yes (specialist) 94 (76.4)
 No 29 (23.6)
Name of academic society in specialty for specialist training (if applicable)
 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation 30 (31.9)
 Korean Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine Society 27 (28.7)
 The Society of Internal Korean Medicine 24 (25.5)
 Other 13 (13.8)
  1. aPrimary medical institutions operate <30 beds for inpatient care
  2. Secondary medical institutions operate 30≤ and <500 beds for inpatient care, and at least 4 outpatient departments including medical specialties