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Table 1 Characteristics of practitioner participants in this study and AOA census data/AHPRA statistics[12, 16]

From: A profile of osteopathic practice in Australia 2010–2011: a cross sectional survey

Characteristic Survey participant (Practitioner) n (%) AOA census data/AHPRA n (%) χ 2(P value)
Gender    
Male 24 (44.4) 156 (46.2) 0.07 (0.80)
Female 30 (55.6) 182 (53.8)  
Region *    
Victoria 27 (50.0) 715 (44.8)  
New South Wales 16 (28.6) 514 (32.2) 0.60 (0.74)
Other states & Territories 11 (20.4) 366 (23.0)  
Age    
20-29 years 10 (27.8) 126 (37.1)  
30-39 years 16 (44.4) 105 (30.9)  
40-49 years 6 (16.6) 66 (19.4) 3.77 (0.44)
50-59 years 4 (11.2) 37 (10.9)  
> 60 years 0 (0.0) 6 (1.8)  
Location of training Institute    
Australia 35 (97.2) 290 (85.0) 4.22 (0.04)
International 1 (2.8) 51 (15.0)  
Years in practice    
5 years or less 12 (33.3) 141 (44.1)  
Between 6–10 years 11 (30.6) 61 (19.0)  
Between 11–15 years 9 (25.0) 44 (13.8) 9.34 (0.053)
Between 16–20 years 1 (2.8) 34 (10.7)  
Greater than 20 years 3 (8.3) 40 (12.4)  
Nature of employment†    
Full time 26 (72.0) 178 (53.8) 4.92 (0.03)
Part time 10 (28.0) 153 (46.2)  
  1. *Comparison to AHPRA data in 2011.
  2. †For the purposes of this table, people reporting work hours greater than 32 are considered to be Full time.