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Table 3 Personal characteristics of study respondents (n = 831)

From: The propensity to adopt evidence-based practice among physical therapists

Variable Value
Age M = 39.4, SD = 9.5
Years as a licensed physical therapist M = 13.4, SD = 9.8
Gender  
   Female 72.7%
   Male 27.3%
Race/Ethnicity  
   White/Caucasian 86.1%
   Asian 6.1%
   Black/African American 4.6%
   Hispanic 1.1%
   Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.4%
   American Indian/Alaska Native 0.1%
   Other 1.7%
Highest degree held  
   Bachelor's 53.2%
   Master's 42.4%
   Doctorate in Physical Therapy 1.4%
   Other Doctorate 1.8%
   Other 1.2%
Employment setting  
   Outpatient 41%
   Hospital 20.8%
   Home Health Agency 12%
   Skilled Nursing Facility/Extended Care/Assisted Living Facility 7.2%
   Acute Rehab or Sub-acute Rehab Hospital 4.3%
   School System 3.6%
   Academic Institution 1.8%
   Other 3.7%
   Multiple listings 5.4%
Percentage of time respondents spend performing selected activities  
   Direct Patient Care M = 77.5%, SD = 22.6
   Administration M = 13.4%, SD = 18.5
   Education M = 5.7%, SD = 10.6
   Research M = 1.4%, SD = 5.9
   Other M = 2%, SD = 6.6