Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the emergency medical technicians (N=430)

Variables (N*)Categoriesn (%)
Age (years)
(427)
20–30222 (51.5)
30–40146 (33.9)
40–5056 (13.0)
50–603 (0.7)
Education level
(406)
Diploma78 (19.2)
Associated degree235 (57.9)
Bachelor90 (22.2)
Master3 (0.7)
Marital status
(406)
Single167 (41.1)
Married239 (58.9)
Employment history (years)
(410)
0–5162 (37.6)
6–10190 (44.2)
11–1513 (3.1)
>1545 (10.5)
Native status (412)Native to the city225 (52.3)
Native to the province127 (29.5)
Non-indigenous60 (14.0)
Working shift status
(421)
Constant morning shift6 (1.4)
Circulating shift51 (11.9)
24-hour shift228 (53.0)
48-hour shift136 (31.6)
Major
(390)
Public health3 (0.7)
Medical emergencies269 (62.6)
Accounting6 (1.4)
Anaesthesia17 (4.0)
Mechanics3 (0.7)
Crisis management5 (1.2)
Emergency and disaster management8 (1.9)
Humanities52 (12.1)
Science8 (1.9)
Operating room technology6 (1.4)
Nursing13 (3.0)
Number of shifts (per month)
(401)
<1036 (9.0)
10–12293 (73.0)
≤1372 (18.0)
Locale of service
(404)
Urban bases150 (37.1)
Road stations179 (44.3)
Urban and road bases75 (18.6)
Type of bases location
(367)
Canopies55 (15.0)
Building312 (85.0)
  • *Number of responses for each variables.