Table 1

Demographic characteristics and reported use of dietary supplements by all dietitians surveyed (n = 300)

Characteristic

Description

Percent


Gender

Female

96%


Male

4%


Age

Under 30

7%


30 to 39

27%


40 to 49

24%


50 to 59

33%


60 to 69

8%


Region

Midwest

37%


South

31%


Northeast

18%


West

14%


Years qualified in profession

3 years or less

4%


4 to 10 years

24%


11 to 20 years

28%


21 years or more

44%


Clients seen per week

1 to 50

66%


51 to 100

21%


Over 100

13%


Use of dietary supplements

Any current use

96%


Regular use

74%


Occasional use

20%


Seasonal use

2%


Used in the past

3%


Never used

1%


Duration of supplement use

No current use

4%


3 years or less

16%


4 to 10 years

41%


11 to 20 years

19%


Over 20 years

19%


Dickinson et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:14   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-14

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