Table 1

Profile of responders participating in the Delphi process
Characteristic (n = 17) % n
Gender
 Male 11.8 (2)
 Female 82.3 (14)
 Missing 5.9 (1)
Age
 26–35 23.5 (4)
 36–45 23.5 (4)
 46–65 53.0 (9)
Highest TCM qualification
 Graduate diploma 17.6 (3)
 Bachelors degree 17.6 (3)
 Masters degree 29.4 (5)
 PhD 29.4 (5)
 Other 5.9 (1)
Years in acupuncture practice
 6–10 47.1 (8)
 11–20 29.4 (5)
 21+ years 23.5 (4)
Country of Practice
 Australia 35.3 (6)
 United States 23.5 (4)
 China 11.8 (2)
 Denmark 5.9 (1)
 Sweden 5.9 (1)
 United Kingdom 5.9 (1)
 Missing 11.8 (2)
Styles of acupuncture practiced (multiple responses given)
 TCM 82.3 (14)
 Classical acupuncture 35.3 (6)
 Western Medical 17.6 (3)
 Five element 23.5 (4)
 Auricular 17.6 (3)
 Other (e.g.Japanese) 23.5 (4)
Acupuncture patient seen/week
 0–35 35.3 (6)
 36–50 29.4 (5)
 51+ 23.5 (4)
 Not currently in practice 11.8 (2)
Percentage patient consults for fertility related treatment
 26–50% 11.8 (2)
 51–75% 11.8 (2)
 76–100% 64.7 (11)
 Not currently in practice 11.8 (2)
Patients undergoing IVF majority of client base 5.9 (1)
 50% of client base 41.1 (7)
 25% client base 29.4 (5)
 Not in practice 23.6 (4)

Smith et al.

Smith et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:88   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-88

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