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Table 2 Characteristics of participants

From: Exploring safety culture in the Finnish ambulance service with Emergency Medical Services Safety Attitudes Questionnaire

Characteristic Total N = 327
Gender 324 (100%)
 Female 161 (49.69%)
 Male 163 (50.31%)
 NA 3
Age 273 (100%)
 £25 23 (8.42%)
 26–30 78 (28.57%)
 31–35 71 (26.00%)
 36–40 53 (19.41%)
 41–45 30 (10.99%)
 346 18 (6.59%)
 NA 54
Education level 327 (100%)
 Master’s 50 (15.29%)
 Bachelor’s 225 (68.81%)
 Vocational * 46 (14.07%)
 Other 6 (1.83%)
Working experience 327 (100%)
 £5 years 110 (33.64%)
 6–10 years 113 (34.56%)
 11–15 years 53 (16.21%)
 315 years 51 (15.60%)
Position type 325 (100%)
 Advanced level 264 (81.23%)
 Basic level 61 (18.77%)
 NA 2
Employment status 327 (100%)
 Full-time 295 (90.21%)
 Part-time 32 (9.79%)
Shift type 327 (100%)
 24-h shifts 131 (40.06%)
 Two shift 181 (55.35%)
 Mix (24 h + 12 h and/or 8 h) 15 (4.59%)
Affiliation 327 (100%)
 Health care district 163 (49.85%)
 Fire department 119 (36.39%)
 Private 47 (14.37%)
Catchment area for highly responsive care 327 (100%)
 Helsinki University Hospital 112 (34.25%)
 Turku University Hospital 41 (12.54%)
 Tampere University Hospital 50 (15.29%)
 Kuopio University Hospital 63 (19.26%)
 Oulu University Hospital 61 (18.65%)
  1. *Vocational educated EMS personnel = EMT, practical nurse, firefighter/ rescue worker