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Academy/Commission on Dietetic Registration Demographics

The Commission on Dietetic Registration provides basic data based on registration exam candidates. Information on demographics is optional for those who join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Thus, the most current and accurate demographic data available is offered by research, found here:
 
Report on the Academy/Commission on Dietetic Registration 2020 Needs Satisfaction Survey
 
Compensation and Benefits Survey 2019
 
The most reliable demographic data is obtained from member/non-member quantitative, randomized studies such as the Needs Satisfaction Survey and the Compensation and Benefits Survey.  The below charts are from the 2020 Needs Satisfaction Survey.
 
Characteristic
Students
Professionals
Population, n
15,769
119,249
Sex, female, %
89
92
Age, y
 
 
Mean
29.1
45.1
55 y+, %
2
29
<35 y, %
77
31
Race and ethnicity, %
 
 
White
72
80
Hispanic or Latino
10
6
Black or African American
7
3
Asian
6
5
Other
3
2
No answer
2
3
Selected demographic characteristics of students and professionals surveyed for 2020 Needs Satisfaction Survey.

 

Figure 1

Figure 1 - Career stage of students and registered dietitian nutritionists surveyed for 2020 Needs Satisfaction Survey.
 
Figure 2

Figure 2 - Employment status of registered dietitian nutritionists surveyed for 2020 Needs Satisfaction Survey.
 
Figure 3 

Figure 3 - Primary work settings (20% or more of time) of registered dietitian nutritionists working in the field and surveyed for 2020 Needs Satisfaction Survey (multiple answers accepted).
 
ACEND enrollment statistics: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/about-acend/enrollment-statistics
 
 
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