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Table 1 Demographics of the patients

From: Management of respiratory disorders in a Chinese medicine teaching clinic in Australia: review of clinical records

Item n (%)
Number of patients
 Total 261 (100 %)
Gender
 Female 171 (65.5)
 Male 90 (34.5)
Age (years)
 0–17 19 (7.3)
 18–34 111 (42.5)
 35–54 71 (27.2)
 ≥55 60 (23.0)
Country of birth
 Australia 174 (69.6)
 Asia 47 (18.8)
 Europe 19 (7.6)
 Other 10 (4.0)
 Missing 11
Occupation
 Student 94 (38.7)
 Employed 102 (42.0)
 Retired 33 (13.6)
 Housewife 9 (3.7)
 Unemployed 5 (2.1)
 Missing 18
Distance from patients residence to the teaching clinic (km)
 ≤10 119 (46.1)
 11–35 105 (40.7)
 ≥36 37 (13.2)
Chinese medicine experience
 First time 63 (24.6)
 Return user 193 (75.4)
 Missing 5
Number of visits
 1 118 (45.2)
 2–5 100 (38.3)
 ≥6 43 (16.5)
Number of other medical conditions
 None 140 (53.6)
 1 or 2 43 (16.5)
 More than 3 78 (29.9)
Use of other health carea
 Visit to medical practitioners 108 (89.3)
 Supplements and herbs 27 (22.3)
 Chiropractic 8 (6.6)
 Homeopathy 5 (4.1)
 Osteopathy 4 (3.3)
 Massage 4 (3.3)
 Naturopathy 4 (3.3)
 Kinesiology 2 (1.7)
 Myotherapy 1 (0.8)
 Meditation 1 (0.8)
 Physiotherapy 1 (0.8)
 Qi gong 1 (0.8)
 Podiatry 1 (0.8)
 Buteyko exercise 1 (0.8)
Alcohol use (n = 44)
 Nondrinker or drink rarely 13 (29.5)
 Drink socially 25 (56.8)
 Drink daily 6 (13.6)
Smoking (n = 35)
 Non smoker 16 (45.7)
 Ex-smoker 8 (22.9)
 Smoker 11 (31.4)
  1. Data analysis excludes missing values
  2. aPatients’ use of other health care during January 2010 till December 2011. Patients may have used more than one other health care, total  % does not add up to 100 %