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Table 1 Participant and hospital demographics (n = 57). Data are expressed as number (%) unless otherwise specified

From: Physiotherapy in upper abdominal surgery – what is current practice in Australia?

Demographics
Age - years [mean (range)]   35 (21–63)
Gender Female 45 (79)
State VIC 19 (33)
NSW 11 (19)
WA 11 (19)
ACT/NT/TAS 6 (11)
QLD 5 (9)
SA 5 (9)
Years of experience as a physiotherapist 1–5 years 15 (26)
6–10 years 16 (28)
>10 years 26 (46)
Years of experience in General Surgical Ward <1 year 7 (12)
1–2 years 9 (16)
3–5 years 6 (11)
>5 years 35 (61)
Hospitala Public 39 (68)
Private 16 (28)
Mixed 2 (4)
Typea Tertiary 9 (16)
Secondary 2 (4)
Settinga Metropolitan 16 (28)
Regional 6 (11)
Number of beds in General Surgical Wards 0–10 4 (7)
10–20 3 (5)
> 20 50 (88)
  1. aquestion = “What type of hospital do you currently work at? Please select all that apply.” multiple incomplete responses per option, therefore % not equal to 100
  2. ACT Australian Capital Territory, NSW New South Wales, NT Northern Territory, QLD Queensland, Tas Tasmania, WA Western Australia, VIC Victoria, SA South Australia
  3. Hospital: refer to - http://www.aihw.gov.au/haag12-13/public-and-private-hospitals/
  4. Type: refer to - http://healthissuescentre.org.au/consumers/health-care-in-australia/understanding-our-health-care-system