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Table 3 Characteristics of clinicians included in the interview sample compared to all clinicians

From: An exploration of how clinician attitudes and beliefs influence the implementation of lifestyle risk factor management in primary healthcare: a grounded theory study

  Clinician interviews included in analysis (n = 23) All clinicians1
(n = 61)
Age Category No. (%) No. (%), n = 57
18 to 24 years 2 (8.7) 2 (3.5)
25 to 34 years 2 (8.7) 6 (10.5)
35 to 44 years 8 (34.8) 16 (28.1)
45 to 54 years 8 (34.8) 26 (45.6)
55 to 64 years 3 (13.0) 7 (12.3)
Clinician experience Mean (std), range Mean (std), range n = 60
Years in profession 21.0 (11.4), 1-35.0 21.6 (11.0), 1-46.0
Years in community health 8.4 (8.1), 0.5-30.0 10.5 (7.8), 0.5-30.0
Years in team 6.8 (6.5), 0.5-20.0 6.5 (6.1), 0.5-22
Gender No. (%) No. (%), n = 60
Male 0 (0.0) 3 (5.0)
Female 23 (100.0) 57 (95.0)
Employment No. (%) No. (%), n = 55
Part time 12 (52.2) 26 (47.3)
Full time 11 (47.8) 29 (52.7)
Clinician type No. (%) No. (%), n = 60
Generalist community nurse (registered nurse) 12 (52.2) 37 (61.7)
Generalist community nurse (enrolled nurse) 3 (13.0) 11 (18.3)
Child and family nurse 2 (8.7) 2 (3.3)
Allied health practitioner 5 (21.7) 8 (13.3)
Aboriginal health worker 1 (4.3) 2 (3.3)
Team No. (%) No. (%), n = 61
Team one 9 (39.1) 35 (57.4)
Team two 10 (43.5) 16 (26.2)
Team three 4 (17.4) 10 (16.4)
  1. 1Demographic information collected at baseline as part of clinician survey. Missing data: age n = 4; gender n = 1, employment n = 6, clinician type n = 1.