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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of surveyed Korea medicine doctors

From: A survey of Korean medicine doctors’ clinical practice patterns for autism spectrum disorder: preliminary research for clinical practice guidelines

Factors N (%)
Age (years) 20–29 0 (0)
30–39 26 (48.1)
40–49 23 (42.6)
50–59 5 (9.3)
≥60 0 (0)
Sex Male 33 (61.1)
Female 21 (38.9)
Clinical experience (years) ≤4 3 (5.6)
5–9 16 (29.6)
10–19 24 (44.4)
≥20 11 (20.4)
Level of healthcare facility of currently affiliated institution Primary healthcare institution 26 (48.1)
Secondary healthcare institution 28 (51.9)
Place of work Capital 21 (38.9)
Metropolitan city 10 (18.5)
City 23 (42.6)
Country 0 (0)
Specialist training Yes 45 (83.3)
No 9 (16.7)
Medical specialty The Society of Korean Medicine Neuropsychiatry 27 (60)
The Society of Korean Medicine Pediatrics 18 (40)
Rate of autism spectrum disorder patients among total outpatients (%) < 5 45 (83.3)
5–9 5 (9.3)
10–19 2 (3.7)
20–49 1 (1.9)
≥50 1 (1.9)
Age of patients with ASD treated by respondents (years) (multiple responses allowed) < 3 7 (8.1)
3–5 27 (31.4)
6–10 41 (47.7)
11–20 9 (10.5)
≥21 2 (2.3)