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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents

From: Implementation of new guidelines in the prehospital services: a nationwide survey of Norway

  Number (n) Percentage (%)
Number of respondents 938  
Gender
 Male 625 67
 Female 313 33
Age, years
  ≤ 24 91 10
 25–35 282 30
 36–45 285 30
 46–59 255 27
  ≥ 60 25 3
Professional positiona
 Authorized ambulance emergency medical technician without medical delegations (EMT) 311 33
 Authorized ambulance emergency medical technician with medical delegations (paramedic) 546 58
 Nurse 140 15
 Apprentice 52 6
 Supervisor with clinical patient care 38 4
 Supervisor without clinical patient care 35 4
 Medical doctor 11 1
 Rescuer in air ambulance services 7 1
 Other 54 6
Clinical experience, years
 0–2 118 13
 3–6 196 21
 7–15 348 37
  ≥ 16 279 30
  1. aSome respondents reported more than one position