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Table 2 Selected characteristics of EMTs and APS caseworkers who participated in focus groups about elder abuse and neglect, April – May 2015

From: Towards the development of a screening tool to enhance the detection of elder abuse and neglect by emergency medical technicians (EMTs): a qualitative study

Characteristic Total (n = 23) EMT (n = 11) APS (n = 12)
n (percent)
Sex    
 Male 8 (35 %) 7 (64 %) 1 (8 %)
 Female 15 (65 %) 4 (36 %) 11 (92 %)
Age    
 20–29 5 (22 %) 4 (36 %) 1 (8 %)
 30–39 8 (35 %) 1 (9 %) 7 (58 %)
 40–49 6 (26 %) 4 (36 %) 2 (17 %)
 50 and older 4 (17 %) 2 (18 %) 2 (17 %)
Race    
 White, non-Hispanic 11 (48 %) 10 (91 %) 1 (8 %)
 Black, non-Hispanic 11 (48 %) 0 (0 %) 11 (92 %)
 Hispanic, any-race 1 (4 %) 1 (9 %) 0 (0 %)
Married 13 (57 %) 6 (55 %) 7 (58 %)
College Graduate 15 (65 %) 3 (27 %) 12 (100 %)
Length of employment    
 Less than 5 years 7 (30 %) 3 (27 %) 4 (33 %)
 5 to less than 10 years 8 (35 %) 3 (27 %) 5 (42 %)
 10 years or more 4 (17 %) 1 (9 %) 3 (25 %)
Ever provided care or assistance to a friend or family member 11 (48 %) 4 (36 %) 7 (58 %)