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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of all participants

From: Food allergy competencies of dietitians in the United Kingdom, Australia and United States of America

Characteristic Options UK Australia USA
(n = 336) (n = 150) (n = 311) [[11]]
   % % %
Years in practice 0-5 years 31.7 42.0 20.6
6-10 years 21.7 18.7 14.8
11-15 years 15.5 12.0 15.1
>15 years 31.8 27.3 49.5
Practice settings Hospital (outpatient) 39.0 42.0 46.0
Hospital (inpatient)* NA* 40.0 37.6
Private practice 2.7 32.0 13.2
Community 36.0 34.0 -
Industry 0.0 2.0 -
Food Service 0.0 4.6 -
Academic 0.3 2.6 -
Research 0.9 5.3 -
Other 21.1 4.6 28.3
Caseload composed of food allergy patients** <10% 31.0** 66.0 57.6
>10% 69.0** 34.0 42.4
Allergy training During dietetic training 58.3 77.0 31.0
Post registration course 17.0 28.0 51.9
Postgraduate course 5.1 3.0 NA***
CPD resources currently used**** Academic journals - 89.0 85.1
Academic websites - 52.7 59.3
Dietetic/advocacy groups - 70.1 72.0
Conferences - 70.0 56.0
  1. NA = Not Applicable.
  2. *UK questionnaire did not specify inpatient or outpatient.
  3. **The UK respondents were not directly asked the proportion of their caseload comprised of FA patients. These figures relate to respondents who answerednot at allorslightly relevantto the questionHow relevant/applicable to your practice were the questions in this survey?”.
  4. ***USA questionnaire did not listpostgraduate courseas an option.
  5. ****UK questionnaire did not ask what CPD resources currently used.