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Table 1 Description of the research participants

From: Professionals’ perspectives on factors within primary mental health services that can affect pathways to involuntary psychiatric admissions

Variable Informants (N = 32) Percent
Sex   
 Male 10 31.3
 Female 22 68.7
Position
 Manager 14 43.8
 Staff 18 56.2
Age group
 25–39 10 31.2
 40–49 11 34.4
 50–59 7 21.9
 60–69 4 12.5
Level of education
 Vocational education training 1 3.1
 3 years higher professional education 7 21.9
 > 3 years higher professional education 24 75.0
Work experience within mental health services
 1–5 years 3 9.4
 5–10 years 7 21.9
 > 10 years 22 68.7
Work experience within present municipality
 < 1 year 5 15.6
 1–5 years 8 25.0
 5–10 years 4 12.5
 > 10 years 15 46.9