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Table 3 Service provider participants’ characteristics (n = 69)

From: “Just too busy living in the moment and surviving”: barriers to accessing health care for structurally vulnerable populations at end-of-life

Characteristics Number of Participants
Gender
 Men 25
 Women 41
 Other 3 a
Ageb
 Average age 44
 Age range 24–67
Highest level of educationc
 Post graduate degree 6
 University degree 23
 Attended university 5
 College diploma 5
 Some college (including trade school) 4
 High school 0
 Some high school 1
 Middle school (grade 8) 0
 Elementary school or less 0
Employment role
 Outreach/support worker 16
 Physician 15
 Nurse 13
 Housing worker 7
 Counsellor/social worker 5
 Manager/coordinator 4
 Other 9
Length of time in current employment roled
 Less than 1 year 2
 1 year to 5 years 20
 6 years to 10 years 6
 11 to 15 years 5
 16 years to 20 years 2
 20 + 5
  1. aOther responses are: Genderqueer, Two-Spirit, Trans
  2. bBased on 43 participants. Twenty-five engaged in observations but were lost to follow up and did not complete a demographic form. One participant did not answer this question
  3. cBased on 44 participants. Twenty-five engaged in observations but were lost to follow up and did not complete a demographic form
  4. dBased on 40 participants. Twenty-five engaged in observations but were lost to follow up and did not complete a demographic form. 4 participants did not answer this question