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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the 32 CM experts

From: SEED: the six excesses (Liu Yin) evaluation and diagnosis scale

Age, mean (SD), years
 Average 43 (SD = 7.0)
 Median 42
Spectrum of practice, mean (SD), years
 Average 11.3 (SD = 3.7)
 Median 10
Educational background, n (%)
 Master degree 21 (65.6 %)
 Doctorate degree 11 (34.4 %)
Geographic distribution, n (%)
 Northern 7 (21.9 %)
 Central 11 (34.4 %)
 Southern 6 (18.8 %)
 Other 8 (25.0 %)
Practice institution, n (%)
 Medical centers 20 (62.5 %)
 District teaching hospitals 5 (15.6 %)
 Regional teaching hospitals 1 (3.1 %)
 Private practices 6 (18.8 %)
Teaching in an academic institution, n (%)
 Yes 26 (81.3 %)
 No 6 (18.8 %)