Table 1

Participant characteristics by occupational group

CharacteristicnPaediatrician (%)Other* (%)p Value†
Country of residence0.12‡
 Australia6749.350.7
 Other714.385.7
Sex<0.001
 Female5433.366.7
 Male2080.820.0
Experience in diagnosis<0.001
 No3721.678.4
 Yes3571.428.6
Contributed§ to diagnosis0.003
 No1513.386.7
 Yes5754.445.6
Training in diagnosis0.82
 No4944.955.1
 Yes2347.852.2
Practice in rural or remote area0.43
 No4050.050.0
 Yes3240.659.4
  • *Other occupations include: allied health professional (psychologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, social worker and speech pathologist), midwife/nurse, other medical practitioner, health researcher and aboriginal health/community worker.

  • †χ test for independence by occupation (paediatrician vs other health professionals).

  • ‡Fisher's exact test.

  • §Conducts relevant assessments but does not make the final diagnosis.