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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of counselors of the Telephone Emergency Service (TES) and general population sample

From: Depression stigma and management of suicidal callers: a cross-sectional survey of crisis hotline counselors

Characteristic TES (N = 893) General population sample (N = 1002)
n (%) n (%)
Gender
 male 238 (26.7) 478 (47.7)
 female 655 (73.3) 524 (52.3)
Age categories
 0: < 21 0 18 (1.8)
 1: 21–30 12 (1.3) 110 (11.0)
 2: 31–40 32 (3.6) 284 (28.3)
 3: 41–50 193 (21.6) 158 (15.8)
 4: 51–60 352 (39.4) 151 (15.1)
 5: 61–70 253 (28.3) 128 (12.8)
 6: > 70 51 (5.7) 153 (15.3)
Median age (IQR) category 4 (3–5) category 3 (2–5)
Marital Status
 Never married 96 (10.8) 158 (15.8)
 currently married /cohabiting 622 (69.7) 609 (60.8)
 divorced, separated, widowed 160 (17.9) 235 (23.5)
 Not specified 15 (1.7) 0
Occupational status
 Student 18 (2.0) 42 (4.2)
 Self-employed 114 (12.8) 98 (9.8)
 Paid work 366 (41.0) 432 (43.1)
 Retired/ House keeping 286 (32.0) 363 (36.2)
 Unemployed 19 (2.1) 64 (6.4)
 Volunteer work 71 (8.0) 3 (0.3)
 Not specified 19 (2.1) 0
  1. IQR interquartile range