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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Protecting the psychological wellbeing of staff exposed to disaster or emergency at work: a qualitative study

Participant groupMean age, years (range)GenderMean years in current role (range)N(%) with experience of traumatic incidentOccupational role or field
Commercial sector42.0 (21–62)60% male, 40% female6.41 (7 months-26 years)53.3%Education (n = 3), media (n = 2), admin (n = 2), finance (n = 2), legal (n = 1), victim support (n = 1), fitness (n = 1), customer service (n = 1), engineering (n = 1), business continuity (n = 1)
Healthcare45.3 (24–63)20% male, 80% female8.23 (1.5–29)33.3%General practitioner (GP), nurse or consultant: n = 7
Administrative staff at GP surgery: n = 8
Emergency services44.3 (33–50)80% male, 20% female16.35 (2–25)100%Police: n = 6
Ambulance: n = 2
Fire: n = 2