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Table 1 Sociodemographic and professional characteristics of Chinese medicine practitioners (n = 25)

From: Barriers and facilitators to promoting evidence uptake in Chinese medicine: a qualitative study in Hong Kong

Characteristics Values
Demographics
 Gender, Female, n (%) 12 (48.0)
 Age range (years) 24–41
Education and Practice
Highest education level attained
 Doctoral degree, n (%) 7 (28.0)
 Master’s degree, n (%) 12 (48.0)
 Bachelor’s degree, n (%) 6 (24.0)
 Received prior EBHC training, n (%) 12 (48.0)
Years of practice
 Less than 5 years, n (%) 12 (48.0)
 5–10 years, n (%) 6 (24.0)
 11–15 years, n (%) 7 (28.0)
Employment
Employment status
 Part-time, n (%) 4 (16.0)
 Full-time, n (%) 21 (84.0)
Types of work settings
 Private CM clinics, n (%) 7 (28.0)
 Semi-public CM services
  - NGO CM clinics, n (%) 3 (12.0)
  - Tripartite CMCTRs, n (%) 9 (36.0)
  - University CM clinics, n (%) 5 (20.0)
  - Others: CM volunteer, n (%) 1 (4.0)
  1. Keys: EBHC evidence-based healthcare, CM Chinese medicine, NGO non-governmental organizations, CMCTRs Chinese Medicine Centers for Training and Research
  2. Note: The semi-public tripartite CMCTRs are operated by Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HA, the public tax funded health system), local universities and NGOs