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Table 1 Participant characteristics and characteristics of all registered physiotherapists in Australia

From: Are we missing opportunities? Physiotherapy and physical activity promotion: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristic Participants (n = 257) All registered Physiotherapists in Australia (n = 28,669)a
Age (years), n (%)
  < 35 93 (36) 13,641 (48)
 35–44 48 (19) 6638 (23)
 45–54 68 (26) 4557 (16)
  > 54 48 (19) 3833 (13)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 57 (22) 9142 (31)
 Female 200 (78) 19,527 (68)
Kind of practice, n (%)
 Private practice 114 (44)
 Community health 39 (15)
 Public hospital 62 (24)
 Private hospital 13 (5)
 Other 29 (11)
Number of years in practice, mean (SD) 18.1 (12)
Average number of patients seen per week, mean (SD) 41.8 (32)
Usual number of hours worked per week, mean (SD) 31.6 (13)
Australian workplace postcode, n (%)
 ACT 39 (15) 540 (2)
 NSW 59 (23) 8352 (29)
 VIC 62 (24) 7026 (25)
 QLD 42 (17) 5299 (19)
 SA 26 (10) 2283 (8)
 WA 27 (11) 3454 (12)
 TAS 0 (0) 448 (2)
 NT 0 (0) 165 (1)
Encouraged a physically active lifestyle
  ≥ 10 patients in the last month, n (%) 142 (55)
How physically active do you think you are currently compared with other Australians of your sex and age? (agree = more active), n (%) 203 (79)
  1. - Data unavailable for total population of registered Physiotherapists in Australia
  2. aPhysiotherapy Board of Australia Registrant Data, March 2015 [18]