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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of workshop participants, including the subgroup with matched pre-test and post-test knowledge scores

From: Improving rural and remote practitioners’ knowledge of the diabetic foot: findings from an educational intervention

Demographic All n = 246 (Percent) Matched n = 117 (Percent)
Sex
 Male 25 (10) 10 (8)
 Female 204 (83) 106 (91)
 Missing 17 (7) 1 (1)
Ethnicity
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 32 (14) 11 (9)
 Non-Aboriginal 193 (78) 104 (89)
 Missing 21 (8) 2 (2)
Age (years)
 18–24 17 (7) 12 (10)
 25–34 37 (15) 19 (16)
 35–44 59 (24) 33 (28)
 45–54 65 (26) 34 (30)
 55–64 43 (18) 14 (12)
 65+ 6 (2) 2 (2)
 Missing 19 (8) 3 (3)
Job description
 Aboriginal Health Worker 18 (7) 3 (3)
 Nurse 125 (51) 68 (58)
 General Practitioner 4 (2) 1 (1)
 Allied Health 9 (4) 7 (6)
 Home and Community Care 11 (4) 6 (5)
 Podiatrist 10 (4) 7 (6)
 Non-clinical 12 (5) 4 (3)
 Othera 35 (14) 19 (16)
 Missing 22 (9) 2 (2)
Undergraduate training
 Metropolitan Australia 94 (38) 49 (42)
 Rural Australia 94 (38) 51 (44)
 Overseas 38 (15) 17 (14)
 Missing 20 (8) 0 (0)
Duration as health professional (years)
 0–4 48 (19) 27 (23)
 5–9 49 (20) 26 (22)
 10–14 31 (13) 13 (11)
 15–19 28 (11) 16 (14)
 20–24 19 (8) 9 (8)
 25–29 20 (8) 11 (9)
 30+ 29 (12) 12 (10)
 Missing or Not applicable 22 (9) 3 (3)
Workplace
 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation 40 (16) 10 (9)
 WA Country Health Service 102 (42) 49 (42)
 General Practice 20 (8) 18 (15)
 Private practitioner (non-medical) 20 (8) 9 (8)
 Home and Community Care 6 (2) 4 (3)
 Other 41 (17) 25 (21)
 Missing 17 (7) 2 (2)
Total 246   117  
  1. aOther group includes: students (18), patient care assistants (9), student supervisors/lecturers (3), therapy assistants (2), Aboriginal Liaison Officers (2), Indigenous support officer (1)