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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Burnout and safety outcomes - a cross-sectional nationwide survey of EMS-workers in Germany

Participants; n = 1101 (%) or (SD/min – max)
Gender
 Male 949 (86.2)
 Female 152 (13.8)
Age in years
  ≤ 29 439 (39.9)
 30–39 367 (33.3)
 40–49 205 (18.6)
  ≥ 50 90 (8.2)
Experience in EMS in years
 Mean 12.34 (9.11/0.5–42)
Experience in current EMS-area in years
 Mean 9.01 (8.22/0–42)
Level of EMS-qualification*
 Paramedic ‘Notfallsanitäter’ 121 (11.0)
 Paramedic ‘Rettungsassistent’ 818 (74.3)
 EMT-I ‘Rettungssanitäter’ 115 (10.4)
 EMT-B ‘Rettungshelfer’ 4 (0.4)
 Other 43 (3.9)
Employment relationship
 Full-time 986 (89.6)
 Part-time 94 (8.5)
 Voluntary 21 (1.9)
Satisfaction
 Satisfaction in the current job 591 (53.7)
 Satisfaction with wages 266 (24.2)
 Satisfaction with the professional status 371 (33.7)
Intention to leave/Recommendation
 No intention to leave the current job within the next year as a result of job dissatisfaction 500 (45.4)
 Recommendation of the current EMS-area as a good place to work 509 (46.2)
  1. Caption: B basic, EMS emergency medical services, EMT emergency medical technician, I intermediate
  2. * A more detailed description on EMS-qualification can be found in the Additional file 1: Appendix B