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Table 1 Staff characteristicsa

From: Addressing tobacco in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment settings: a cross-sectional survey of staff attitudes and perceived barriers

Characteristic nb %
Gender
 Female 322 70
 Male 138 30
Age in years (mean, SD)c 45(12)  
Highest work qualification
 School certificate/Higher school certificate 18 5
 TAFEd certificate/diploma 118 32
 University undergraduate/post graduate degree 233 63
Smoking status
 Ex-smoker 188 43
 Never-smoker 142 32
 Daily/Occasional smoker 108 25
Role
 Manager 81 16
 Nurse 126 25
 Caseworker 91 18
 Counsellor 57 11
 Administration 48 9.6
 Psychologist 20 4
 Social worker 18 3.6
 Medical Practitioner (specialist/generalist) 15 3
 Health Educator 14 2.8
 Researcher 7 1.4
 Volunteer 4 0.8
 Pharmacist 2 0.4
 Other 13 2.6
Employment status
 Full-time 307 62
 Part-time 155 32
 Casual 26 5.3
 Volunteer 3 0.6
Number of years at organisation
  < 1 year 62 13
 1–3 years 127 26
 4–6 years 106 22
 7–9 years 66 14
  ≥ 10 years 127 26
Number of years in AOD field
  < 1 year 39 8
 1–3 years 101 21
 4–6 years 88 18
 7–9 years 66 14
  ≥ 10 years 193 40
  1. aDescriptive statistics are presented by counts and percentages for categorical variables
  2. bmay not equal 506 for staff due to missing data
  3. cAge is a continuous variable that was found to be normally distributed, the mean and standard deviation is presented
  4. dTAFE: Technical and Further Education