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Table 3 Demographic characteristics

From: Managing deliberate self-harm in young people: An evaluation of a training program developed for school welfare staff using a longitudinal research design

Female (n, %) 171, 85.9
Mean age, SD 42.5, SD 10.6
Received previous training on DSH, suicide risk or mental illness (n, %) 140, 70.7
Mean number of students known to staff to be self-harming or have a mental health problem, SD 10.0, SD 16.8
Place of employment (n, %):  
Government school 98, 47.6
Independent school 48, 23.3
Catholic school 27, 13.1
Education organisation 11, 5.3
Government organisation 11, 5.3
Health organisation 5, 2.4
Other (e.g. employment agency) 6, 2.9
Occupation (n, %):  
Psychologist 55, 28.0
Welfare co-ordinator 40, 20.0
Teacher 29, 15.0
School nurse 23, 11.0
Teaching assistant 2, 1.0
Other (e.g., school counsellor, social worker, chaplain, youth worker) 49, 25.0
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