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Table 1 Background characteristics, work experience, training and resources

From: Exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms among first responders working in proximity to the terror sites in Norway on July 22, 2011 – a cross-sectional study

N= 238, n (%) Police officers n = 76 Fire-fighters n = 73 Ambulance personnel n = 89 p-value
Gender     < .001**
Male 56 (75) 71 (99) 64 (72)
Age     .009*
<30 years 15 (20) 7 (10) 29 (33)
30–49 years 51 (68) 52 (71) 49 (55)
>50 years 9 (12) 14 (19) 11 (12)
Work experience in current organization     .006*
<1 year 6 (8) 1 (1) 5 (6)  
1–5 years 26 (35) 13 (18) 35 (39)  
>5 years 43 (57) 59 (81) 49 (55)  
Training yes     
Work experience in similar tasks 55 (72) 54 (74) 54 (62) ns
Training on similar tasks 64 (84) 55 (75) 66 (76) ns
Disaster drill 49 (64) 47 (64) 79 (90) < .001**
Experience of previous incident with > 5 casualties 15 (20) 20 (27) 29 (33) ns
Sufficient resources. Scale 1-5 2.8 (2.6-3.1) 3.7 (3.5-3.9) 3.7 (3.5-4.0) < .001**
  1. Note: *p < .05, **p < .001.