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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Community education and health promotion activities of naturopathic practitioners: results of an international cross-sectional survey

Characteristic N %
Gender (n = 813)
Female 630 77.5
Male 179 22.0
Non-binary 4 0.5
World region where naturopathic training was completed (n = 801)
North American 293 36.6
Latin American 72 9.0
South East Asian 28 3.5
European 130 16.2
Western Pacific 247 30.8
Other (African, Eastern Mediterranean, not specified) 31 3.9
Time since first naturopathic qualification (n = 811)
Less than 5 years 254 31.3
Between 5 and 10 years 164 20.2
Between 10 and 15 years 161 19.9
Between 15 and 20 years 100 12.3
More than 20 years 132 16.3
Currently in clinical practice (n = 812) 674 83.0
World region where clinical practice is located (n = 668)
North American 257 38.5
Latin American 57 8.5
South East Asian 22 3.3
European 117 17.5
Western Pacific 189 28.3
Other (African, Eastern Mediterranean, not specified) 26 3.9
Clinical practice environment (n = 672)
Solo clinic 261 38.8
Co-located with other health professionals but not other naturopaths 154 22.9
Co-located with other naturopaths but no other health professionals 52 7.7
Co-located with other naturopaths and other health professionals 149 22.2
Other clinical environment 56 8.3
  Mean SD (min, max)
Number of patients per week (n = 658) 19.5 44.9 (0, 1000)
Number of patient hours per week (n = 657) 18.2 16.9 (0, 130)
Number of hours working on their business per week (n = 657) 16.9 14.1 (1, 100)
Consultation types
Home visits (n = 814) 247 30.3
Free consultations for specific populations (n = 814) 188 23.1
Free health screening services (e.g. blood pressure checks) (n = 814) 80 9.8
Hospital visits (n = 814) 51 6.3