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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the health care professionals (n = 335)

From: Perceptions of traditional Chinese medicine for chronic disease care and prevention: a cross-sectional study of Chinese hospital-based health care professionals

Variables Frequency (%)
Gender
 Male 105 (31.3)
 Female 230 (68.7)
Age (years)
 20–29 135 (40.3)
 30–39 104 (31.1)
 40–49 52 (15.5)
 50–59 34 (10.1)
  ≥ 60 10 (3.0)
Education
 Senior high school/secondary school 9 (2.7)
 College 31 (9.3)
 Undergraduate 118 (35.2)
 Masters and above 177 (52.8)
Department
 Internal medicine 120 (35.8)
 Surgery 19 (5.7)
 Obstetrics and gynaecology 13 (3.9)
 Paediatrics 13 (3.9)
 Chinese medicine 77 (23.0)
 Other departments 93 (27.8)
Position
 Practising physician (clinical) 66 (19.7)
 Practising physician (TCM) 168 (50.1)
 Practising physician (public health) 4 (1.2)
 Occupational assistant physician 1 (0.3)
 Nurse 60 (17.9)
 Medical technician 27 (8.1)
 Pharmacy staff 9 (2.7)
Title
 Chief physician 20 (6.0)
 Deputy chief physician 47 (14.0)
 Intermediate 107 (31.9)
 Primary and below 161 (48.1)
Work experience
  ≤ 1 year 65 (19.4)
 2–5 years 82 (24.5)
 6–10 years 69 (20.6)
 11–15 years 41 (12.2)
  > 15 years 78 (23.3)