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Table 2 Background characteristics of study population

From: Recognition of physiotherapists’ expertise in Parkinson’s disease

General characteristics n %
Gender Male 147 56
Mean age in years ± SD   72 ±9
Level of education    
  None/low 165 56
Average 91 31
High 39 13
Residential status    
  Alone 55 18
Together 211 71
Other situation 36 11
Internet use Yes 85 28
Specific Parkinson’s Disease characteristics
Diagnosis    
  Parkinson’s disease 292 95
Atypical parkinsonism 10 3
Unknown 4 2
Hoehn and Yahr stage (self-reported)    
  Mild (0–1) 83 30
Moderate (2–3) 127 41
Severe (4–5) 87 29
Use of physiotherapy in the past year Yes 320 100
  1. Because of missing data in the background characteristics, not every score accumulates to the total of 320.