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Table 1 Characteristics of panel members (n = 27)

From: Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviour

  % (n)
Age group (range:28–58, mean:45.0 years)
25–40 years 22.2% (6)
41–50 years 44.4% (12)
51–60 years 33.3% (9)
Gender
Female 70.4% (19)
Male 29.6 (8)
Indigenous identification
Aboriginal 92.6% (25)
Torres Strait Islander 3.7% (1)
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3.7% (1)
Years of experience in suicide prevention (mean = 11.6)
1–4 years 7.4% (2)
5–9 years 37.0% (10)
10+ years 55.6% (15)
State where currently working
Victoria 25.9% (7)
Queensland 14.8% (4)
Western Australia 11.1% (3)
New South Wales 11.1% (3)
Northern Territory 7.4% (2)
South Australia 7.4% (2)
Australian Capital Territory 7.4% (2)
Tasmania 3.7% (1)
Australia wide 11.1% (3)
Personal (i.e. not professional) experience with suicidal thoughts or behaviour (n = 25)
In myself 48.0% (12)
In my family 76.0% (12)
In my friends 80.0% (20)
In my broader community network 84.0% (21)
No personal experience 0.0% (0)
I’d rather not say 0.0% (0)