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Table 2 Characteristics of caregivers

From: What are the barriers to access to mental healthcare and the primary needs of asylum seekers? A survey of mental health caregivers and primary care workers

Workplace
 Psychiatric care 60 %
 Non-psychiatric care 40 %
Profession (N = 135)
 Physician 39.3 %
 Psychologist 3 %
 Nurse 42.2 %
 Social worker 5.2 %
 Educator 0.7 %
 Translator 4.4 %
 Other 5.2 %
Gender (N = 130)
 Male 37.7 %
 Female 62.3 %
Age (N = 134)
 Less than 30 8.2 %
 Between 30 and 40 27.6 %
 Between 40 and 50 26.9 %
 Older than 50 37.3 %
Number of years spent working with asylum seekers (N = 134)
 Less than 2 years 18.7 %
 Between 2 and 5 years 24.6 %
 Between 5 and 10 years 19.4 %
 More than 10 years 37.3 %
Number of years spent working with asylum seekers (N = 134)
 Less than 5 years 43.3 %
 More than 5 years 56.7 %
Time spent working directly with asylum seekers during an average workday (N = 133)
 Rare 11.3 %
 Occasionally 34.6 %
 Frequently 45.9 %
 Exclusively 8.3 %
Time spent working directly with asylum seekers during an average workday (N = 133)
Rare and Occasionally 45.9 %
Frequently and Exclusively 54.1 %
What is the prevalence of psychiatric illness amongst the asylum-seeking population? (N = 132)
 Approximately 2 of 10 20.5 %
 Between 2 and 4 of 10 37.1 %
 Between 4 and 6 of 10 29.5 %
 Between 6 and 8 of 10 12.9 %
What proportions of asylum seekers are receiving appropriate mental healthcare? (N = 133)
 Approximately 2 of 10 39.8 %
 Between 2 and 4 of 10 36.1 %
 Between 4 and 6 of 10 18.8 %
 Between 6 and 8 of 10 5.3 %