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Table 1 Demographics of participant items – number of responses (n) and percentage of podiatrist responses (%)

From: The research capacity and culture of Australian podiatrists

  Total responses Private Public community Public hospital Non-clinical
(232 podiatrist) (131 podiatrists) (45 podiatrists) (28 podiatrists) (28 podiatrists)
N (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender      
Male 74 (32) 47 (36) 11 (24) 5 (18) 11 (39)
Female 153 (67) 84 (64) 32 (71) 23 (82) 17 (61)
Declined to answer 2 (1) 0 (0) 2 (4) 0 0 (0)
Age      
<25 16 (7) 12 (9) 2 (4) 1 (4) 1 (4)
25-29 50(21) 22 (17) 14 (31) 9 (32) 5 (18)
30-34 36(16) 17 (13) 10 (22) 4 (14) 5 (18)
35-39 28 (12) 15 (11) 4 (9) 3 (11) 6 (21)
40-44 29 (13) 14(11) 7 (16) 3 (11) 5 (18)
45-49 29 (13) 20 (15) 2 (4) 4 (14) 3 (11)
50-59 40 (17) 30 (23) 5 (11) 3 (11) 2 (7)
60-69 4 (1) 1 (1) 1 (2) 1 (4) 1 (4)
State/s of practice      
Queensland 54 (23) 33 (25) 9 (20) 4 (14) 8 (29)
Northern Territory 2 (1) 2 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Western Australia 18 (8) 11 (8) 2 (4) 3 (11) 2 (7)
Australian Capital Territory 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
New South Wales 24 (10) 20 (15) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (14)
Victoria 98 (42) 44 (33) 28 (62) 17 (61) 9 (32)
South Australia 30 (13) 18 (13) 5 (11) 3 (11) 4 (14)
Tasmania 10 (4) 6 (4) 2 (4) 1 (4) 1 (4)
Podiatry degree      
Queensland University of Technology 37 (16) 24 (18) 5 (11) 2 (7) 6 (21)
La Trobe University 82 (35) 32 (24) 27 (60) 15 (54) 8 (29)
Charles Sturt University 4 (2) 3 (2) 1 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Curtin University of Technology 13 (6) 8 (6) 1 (2) 2 (2) 2 (7)
Overseas (Please list) 22 (10) 11 (80) 5 (11) 3 (3) 3 (11)
University of South Australia 27 (12) 18 (14) 3 (7) 2 (2) 4 (14)
University of Newcastle 5 (2) 4 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (4)
Other Australian University not listed 2 (1) 2 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Sydney Technical College 6 (3) 6 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Sydney Institute of Technology 7 (3) 6 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (4)
Western Australian Institute of Technology 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
University of Western Australia 5 (2) 3 (2) 1 (2) 1 (4) 0 (0)
University of Western Sydney 2 (1) 0 (0) 0 (1) 0 (0) 2 (7)
Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences 11 (5) 7 (5) 1 (2) 3 (11) 0 (0)
South Australian Institute of Technology 9 (4) 7 (5) 1 (2) 0 (0) 1 (4)
Original qualification      
Certificate 3 (1) 3 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Associate Diploma 6 (3) 6 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Diploma 46 (21) 31 (24) 5 (11) 3 (11) 7 (25)
Bachelor 166 (72) 85 (65) 37 (82) 23 (82) 21 (75)
Masters 10 (4) 6 (5) 2 (4) 2 (7) 0 (0)
Doctorate 1 (1%) 0 (0) 1 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Undertaking further study      
Undertaking a Masters (by research or coursework) degree 32 (14) 8 (6) 10 (22) 10 (36) 4 (12)
Undertaking a PhD 10 (4) 1 (1) 1 (2) 0 (0) 8 (24)
Undertaking a Clinical Doctorate 2 (1) 2 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Completed a Masters (Research) degree 10 (4) 6 (5) 1 (2) 1 (1) 2 (6)
Completed a Masters (Clinical) degree 19 (8) 6 (5) 3 (7) 5 (18) 5 (15)
Completed a PhD 9 (4) 3 (2) 0 (0) 1 (4) 5 (15)
Completed a Clinical Doctorate 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
No further study 164 (71) 110 (84) 32 (71) 13 (46) 9 (27)
Years of practice (full time equivalence)      
0-5 years 61(26) 36 (27) 16 (36) 7 (25) 2 (7)
6-10 years 46 (20) 21 (16) 10 (22) 9 (32) 6 (21)
11-15 years 29 (13) 17 (13) 6 (13) 1 (4) 5 (18)
>15 years 96 (41) 57 (44) 13 (29) 11 (39) 15 (54)
Hours of work      
Part Time (<35 hours) 78 (34) 47 (36) 13 (29) 7 (25) 11 (39)
Full time (>35 hours) 154 (66) 84 (64) 32 (71) 21 (75) 17 (61)
Workplace      
Sole practitioner 66 (29) 57 (43) 6 (13) 1 (4) 2 (7)
2-4 podiatrists 93 (40) 56 (43) 19 (42) 7 (25) 11 (39)
5-10 podiatrists 49 (21) 17 (13) 14 (31) 12 (43) 6 (21)
11 or more podiatrists 24 (10) 1 (1) 6 (13) 8 (29) 9 (32)
Size of organization      
Sole practitioner 43 (19) 41 (18) 2 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0)
<10 87 (38) 72 (38) 4 (9) 1 (4) 10 (36)
11-100 29 (13) 13 (12) 13 (29) 0 (0) 3 (11)
101-1000 37 (15) 4 (16) 21 (47) 6 (21) 6 (21)
>1000 36 (15) 1 (1) 5 (11) 21 (75) 9 (32)
Primary work role (up to 2 choices)      
Patient/client podiatry service provision 214 (93) 131 (100) 44 (98) 25 (89) 14 (50)
Supervision or mentor of other podiatrists 41 (18) 19 (15) 6 (13) 9 (32) 7 (25)
Manager/team leader of other podiatrists 39 (17) 19 (15) 2 (4) 8 (25) 10 (36)
Administration (includes research/education) 24 (10) 7 (5) 2 (4) 2 (7) 13 (46)
Research related activities part of job role      
No 160 (69) 115 (88) 27 (60) 13 (46) 5 (18)
Yes 70 (30) 15 (11) 17 (38) 15 (54) 23 (82)
Not applicable 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0)