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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of respondents of the needs assessment survey

From: A needs assessment for simulation-based training of emergency medical providers in Nebraska, USA

Characteristics of respondents Number (N = 1384)*** Percent
Age in years
 20–35 250 18.1
 36–45 304 22.0
 46–65 684 49.4
 More than 65 146 10.5
Sex*
 Female 569 41.1
 Male 812 58.7
 Unidentified 3 0.2
Education level**
 Less than high school 3 0.2
 High school/GED 379 27.4
 Associate’s degree 435 31.4
 Bachelors 325 23.5
 Master’s degree 135 9.8
 Doctorate 88 6.4
 No response 19 1.4
Practice setting
 Emergency department 44 3.2
 Emergency medical services 1114 80.5
 Practice in both 198 14.3
 No response 28 2.0
License type
 EMT/EMS   
 Advanced EMT only 2 0.1
 EMT only 944 68.2
 EMT-Intermediate only 10 0.7
 Emergency medical responder only 74 5.3
 EMT + EMS instructor 27 2.0
 EMT-Intermediate + EMS instructor 1 0.1
 EMS instructor + emergency medical responder 1 0.0
 Medical professionals
  Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) only 24 1.7
  Physician only 66 4.8
  Physician assistant (PA) only 49 3.5
  PA + EMT 2 0.1
  APRN + EMT 4 0.3
  APRN + paramedic 1 0.1
 Paramedics
  Paramedic only 140 10.1
  Paramedic + EMS instructor 39 2.8
  1. *Gender information was provided by HPTS; gender information of three respondents showed unidentified in the HPTS database
  2. **Education level and practice setting were collected from surveys. Few respondents did not answer these two questions
  3. ***Although we receieved 1390 surveys, there were 6 duplicates that were eliminated