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Table 4 Capabilities ranked of low importance

From: Desired Chinese medicine practitioner capabilities and professional development needs: a survey of registered practitioners in Victoria, Australia

Demographic information Percentage of practitioners rating capability as not important, less important or moderately important (%)
   CC3 CC4 RIM C1 CC1 RSC4 RIMC4 RIMC3 RIMC2 RIMC6 RIMC5
Gender Male 34.7 32.3 28.2 35.2 38.7 48.4 46.8 49.2 53.7 66.9
  Female 19.2* 25.3 30.6 25.3 37.4 43.9 49.5 50.5 66.3 70.1
Age 18–34 16.7 18.2 30.2 18.2 18.5* 39.6 39.6 39.6 47.2 67.9
  35–54 29.2 31.6 26.7 35.8 44.5 47.8 51.1 52.3 64.2 71.6
  55+ 38.7 38.7 36.7 29.0 48.4 46.7 46.7 53.3 60.0 53.3
Australian CM qualification None 53.7* 59.7* 39.4 44.8 58.2* 58.5 62.1 53.8 64.6 66.7
  < Bachelor 15.6 13.6 24.4 28.9 31.1 40.0 51.1 52.3 62.2 73.3
  ≥ Bachelor 17.1 17.0 25.2 23.2* 28.8 42.0 38.4* 46.4 55.0 67.3
Overseas CM qualification None 14.5* 18.0* 26.6 27.0 30.0 39.1 40.0 48.6 57.4 72.2
  < Bachelor 39.5 42.1 28.9 39.5 50.0 54.1 50.0 56.8 60.5 65.8
  ≥ Bachelor 41.3 39.2 33.3 32.0 44.0* 53.3 58.7 48.0 61.3 64.0
Years of practice in Australia < 10 years 27.0 26.8 26.6 26.0 30.0* 39.8 41.9 44.3 58.9 67.5
  ≥ 10 years 28.1 32.6 31.9 36.5 49.0 53.2 55.3 55.9 60.2 69.1
Years of practice overseas Never 15.4* 15.4* 24.2 24.4 30.0* 39.8 41.4 47.6 56.2 68.5
  < 10 years 47.4 43.9 36.8 42.1 47.4 56.1 54.4 52.6 64.9 75.4
  ≥ 10 years 41.2 58.8 34.4 35.3* 58.8 51.6 62.5 51.6 64.5 56.3
  1. *: Significant difference between groups (via χ2 test, significance level for multiple comparisons was adjusted by Holmes-Bonferroni procedure).
  2. †: Including participants never practiced in Australia (n = 2)