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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Predictors of self-perceived cultural responsiveness in entry-level physiotherapy students in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

Demographic Characteristics   Number of students Percentage (%)
Country of Residence Australia 717 87
Aotearoa New Zealand 100 12
Gendera Male 281 34
Female 529 64
Age (mean years ± SD)   22.6 ± 4.90  
Cohort 1st year undergraduate 193 23
2nd year undergraduate 193 23
3rd year undergraduate 171 21
4th year undergraduate 150 18
1st year GEM 45 5
2nd year GEM 14 2
1st year masters extended 28 3
2nd year masters extended 23 3
Weeks of clinical placement (mean ± SD)   14.08 ± 10.73  
Prior education or training related to cultural responsivenessa Yes 106 13
No 704 85
Speaks another language other than English at home Yes 256 31
No 561 68
Self-identified Ethnoculture Indigenousb 20 2
Australian 448 54
New Zealander 57 7
Aus/NZ mixed with another ethnoculture 103 13
Non Aus/NZ 141 17
Religion No religion 337 41
  Christianity (all denominations) 381 46
Buddhism 39 5
Islam 19 2
Hinduism 23 3
Other Religions 14 1
  1. aPercentages may not add to 100 due to missing data. SD, standard deviation; GEM, graduate entry masters; Aus, Australia; NZ, Aotearoa New Zealand. bNZ Maori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander