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Table 1 Characteristics of 223 participating EMT/paramedics

From: The critical incident inventory: characteristics of incidents which affect emergency medical technicians and paramedics

   Mean ± SD N %
Gender Male   142 63.7%
  Female   80 35.9%
  Not reported   1 0.4%
Marital status Single   74 33.2%
  Married/common-law   134 60.1%
  Separated/divorced   14 6.3%
  Not reported   1 0.4%
Age (years)   37.4 ± 9.3   
Years of service   7.6 ± 3.3   
Level of training Level 1 (EMT-D)*   95 42.6%
  Level 2 (EMT-I)*   40 17.9%
  Level 3 (EMT-P)*   82 36.8%
  Level 4 (Supervisor)   3 1.3%
  Not reported   3 1.3%
Have a permanent work partner    117 52.5%
Have a permanent work station    138 61.9%
Work in the downtown core    76 34.1%
  1. *Note: EMT – Emergency Medical Technician, D – Defibrillator-trained, I – Intermediate, P – Paramedic.