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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants compared to the general naturopath population in Australia

From: Current challenges and future directions for naturopathic medicine in Australia: a qualitative examination of perceptions and experiences from grassroots practice

  Participants General naturopathic population*
Female 55% 76%
Average Age 39 44
Average (Formal) Training Length 4 years 3 years
Average Years in Practice 8 years 7 years
Average Weekly Hours in Clinic 32 hrs 25 hrs
  1. * Source: Lin, V. et al. The Practice and Regulatory Requirements of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine. Melbourne: Department of Human Services, 2005.