Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Participants’ demographic characteristics and medical personnel’s responses regarding work experience with female paramedics

From: Public perception of female paramedics at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia

Variable Frequency Percentage
Medical Non-medical Total
 Age (years)
  18–20 6 8 14 4.49
  21–30 83 83 166 53.20
  31–40 40 60 100 32.05
  41–50 6 20 26 8.33
  > 51 0 6 6 1.92
  Total 135 177 312 100
 Sex
  Male 97 113 210 67.30
  Female 38 64 102 32.69
  Total 135 177 312 100
 Level of education
  Primary 0 7 7 2.24
  Secondary 0 15 15 4.80
  High school 15 76 91 29.16
  Bachelor’s degree 83 65 148 47.43
  Master’s degree 8 1 9 2.88
  PhD 8 2 10 3.20
  Other 21 11 32 10.25
  Total 135 177 312 100
 Current status
  Employed 101 105 206 66.02
  Self-employed 0 9 9 2.88
  Looking for work 0 30 30 9.61
  A student 34 18 52 16.66
  Retired 0 14 14 4.48
  Total 135 177 312 100
  Percentage 43.27% 56.73% 100%
 The response of the medical personnel of work experience with female paramedics
  Question Strongly agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly disagree Total
   Are female paramedics skilled enough to perform their work? 51 (63.75%) 19 (23.75%) 9 (11.25%) 1 (1.25%) 0 (0%) 80 (59.26%)
   Your level of agreement regarding working with female paramedics? 38 (47.5%) 33 (41.25%) 8 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.25%) 80 (59.26%)