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Table 1 Participant characteristics according to previous physiotherapy treatment (n = 513)

From: Acceptability of physiotherapists as primary care practitioners and advanced practice physiotherapists for care of patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a survey of a university community within the province of Quebec

  Participants with previous physiotherapy care (n = 329) Participants without previous physiotherapy care (n = 184)
Sex
 Male 89 (27 %) 44 (24 %)
 Female 240 (73 %) 139 (76 %)
Age
 18–29 154 (47 %) 129 (71 %)
 30–39 63 (19 %) 33 (18 %)
 40–49 48 (15 %) 12 (7 %)
 50+ 64 (19 %) 10 (5 %)
Occupationa
 Student 186 (57 %) 142 (77 %)
 Support or technical personnel 57 (17 %) 18 (10 %)
 Managing position 42 (13 %) 13 (7 %)
 Researcher/ professor 37 (11 %) 9 (5 %)
 Others 4 (1 %) 2 (1 %)
Marital statusb
 Married or common law 108 (33 %) 44 (24 %)
 Single 202 (61 %) 132 (72 %)
 Divorced, separated or widower 10 (3 %) 7 (4 %)
Educational level completed
 Collegec 131 (40 %) 87 (47 %)
 University, undergraduate 90 (27 %) 50 (27 %)
 University, postgraduate 97 (29 %) 42 (22 %)
 Primary or secondary school 11 (3 %) 0 (0 %)
Native language
 French 319 (97 %) 178 (97 %)
 English 4 (1 %) 2 (1 %)
 Others 6 (2 %) 4 (2 %)
  1. a n = 506
  2. b n = 507
  3. cCollege degree in the province of Quebec includes the 12th year of high school and the first year of an associate university degree
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