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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (N = 196)

From: Individual and organizational factors that affect implementation of evidence-based practices for children with autism in public schools: a cross-sectional observational study

Characteristic Teachers
(n = 67)
Classroom Staff
(n = 85)
Age in years (M (SD)) 37.59 (11.26) 43.15 (13.14)
Years experience teaching spec ed. (M (SD)) 8.57 (7.26)
  N (%) N (%)
Gender
 Female 65 (97.0) 74 (92.5)
 Male 2 (3.0) 6 (7.5)
Race
 White 53 (79.10) 22 (25.9)
 Black 11 (16.40) 53 (62.4)
 Asian 1 (1.50) 4 (4.7)
 American Indian/Alaskan Native 1 (1.50) 1 (1.2)
 Not provided 1 (1.50) 2 (2.4)
Educational attainment
 High school 18 (21.7)
 College 9 (13.4) 29 (34.9)
 Some college 23 (27.7)
 Graduate/professional 56 (83.6) 8 (9.6)
 Vocational 4 (4.8)
 Other 1 (1.50) 1 (1.2)