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Table 1 Information on participants

From: Treat me nice! –a cross-sectional study examining support during the first year in the emergency medical services

Demographics Number (percent)
Eligible participants 389 (100%)
Returned questionnaires 230 (59%)
Demographic distribution of returned questionnaires 230 (100%)
Gender
 Men (M) 105 (45%)
 Women (W) 125 (55%)
Age
 20–30 60 (26.4%) M:20/W:40
 31–40 113 (48.9%) M:61/W:52
 41–50 44 (19.4%) M:22/W:22
  > 50 13 (5.3%) M:2/W:11
Geographic region
 Urban* 39 (16.3%) M:24/W:15
 Middle range city 112 (49.3%) M:55/W:57
 Rural* 79 (34.4%) M:26/W:53
Years of EMS experience
  < 1 10 (4.8%) M:3/W:7
 1–3 54 (23.8%) M:19/W:35
 3–5 94 (40.1%) M:42/W:52
  > 6 72 (31.3%) M:41/W:31
  1. *Urban was defined as large city regions, in Sweden these are; Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Rural was defined as geographic regions with < 5 people/km2, Swedish Board of Agriculture [28]