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Table 1 Respondents’ demographic characteristics

From: A physician assistant entry-level doctoral degree: more harm than good?

  na %
Sex
 Female 433 68.5
 Male 199 31.5
Hispanic/Latinx
 Yes 47 7.4
 No 584 92.6
Race
 White 523 82.2
 Black/African American 39 6.1
 American Indian/Alaska Native 6 0.9
 Asian 41 6.4
 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2 0.3
 Multirace 18 2.8
 Others 19 3.0
Educational attainment
 Associate degree 2 0.3
 Bachelor’s degree 97 15.3
 Master’s degree 475 74.9
 Doctorate degree 60 9.5
Occupationb
 Student 109 17.2
 PA clinician 524 82.8
Length of practice as PA
 Current student 107 16.9
  < 5 years 172 27.1
 5–10 years 148 23.3
 11–25 years 169 26.7
  > 25 years 37 5.8
 Non-PA 1 0.2
  1. Note. aVariations existed in the number of respondents by question. bSome of the PA clinicians reported additional professional roles such as faculty and administrators but they were all counted as PA clinicians