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Table 3 Percentages (n) for background and coaching practices of validation survey participants (n = 1031)

From: Advancing a new evidence-based professional in health care: job task analysis for health and wellness coaches

Age (years)a ≤25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-60 >61
1.5 % (14) 14.3 % (131) 20.8 % (191) 32.7 % (300) 17.9 % (164) 12.8 % (117)
Educational Backgroundb One year certificate no degree Associate’s degree Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree Doctoral degree
2.5 % (23) 3.3 % (30) 40.3 % (368) 45.6 % (417) 8.3 % (76)
Years practicing HWCb <1 1-4 5-10 11-15 >15
17.8 % (163) 50.2 % (459) 26.4 % (241) 3.2 % (29) 2.4 % (22)
Geographic areaa,c West Midwest South Northeast Multiple States &/or Other Nations
20.0 % (183) 29.0 % (266) 28.8 % (264) 15.7 % (144) 6.5 % (60)
Primary Setting for Coaching Practiced,e Medical/Clinical Facility Insurance Company Coaching Services Contractor Employee Health, Fitness & Wellness Independent Contractor/Self-Employed Health Club/Fitness Facility Government or Military University/Academic Community-based Facility (churches, rec centers, etc.) Other
24.6 % (186) 5.3 % (40) 8.2 % (62) 12.8 % (97) 37.9 % (286) 3.7 % (28) 2.1 % (16) 2.4 % (18) 2.1 % (16) 0.08 % (6)
  1. a114 participants did not answer (n = 917)
  2. b117 participants did not answer (n = 914)
  3. cFirst author used government website [29] to categorize participant’s practice location into geographic areas
  4. d276 participants did not answer (n = 755)
  5. eParticipants could select multiple categories