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Table 2 Participants’ demographic information

From: Disclosure to genetic relatives without consent – Australian genetic professionals’ awareness of the health privacy law

Total number of participants43
Profession
 HGSA Certified Genetic Counsellor15
 Associate Genetic Counsellor14
 Clinical Geneticist/Medical specialist with genetics expertise8
Area
 General genetics only9
 Specialty only (e.g. cardiac, familial cancer, prenatal, etc.)14
 Both general and specialty14
Years of practice in the field of genetics
 0–1 years4
 2–5 years9
 6–10 years8
 11–15 years9
 16+ years7
Workplace
 Currently not practicing as a genetic health professional1
 Metropolitan genetics service30
 Regional genetics service4
 Outreach genetics service
Sector 
 Public only31
 Private only3
 Both public and private3
Gender
 Female29
 Male8