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Table 2 Characteristics of individual respondents

From: Understanding evidence: a statewide survey to explore evidence-informed public health decision-making in a local government setting

Baseline characteristics Responses (n)
Gender (n = 135)  
Female 85 (63%)
Male 49 (37%)
Age group (n = 134)  
18–19 0 (0%)
20–29 20 (14.9%)
30–39 33 (24.6%)
40–49 40 (29.9%)
50–59 37 (27.6%)
60+ 4 (3.0%)
Years in LG (n = 134)  
Mean 10.53
Median 8
Range 0.8–33.0
Years in current position (n = 135)  
Mean 3.85
Median 2.5
Range 0.06–30.0
Highest level of qualifications (n = 135)  
Primary school 0 (0%)
Secondary school 4 (3.0%)
Certificate 2 (1.5%)
Advanced diploma/diploma 15 (11.1%)
Bachelor degree (including honour degrees) 46 (34.1%)
Graduate diploma/graduate certificate 42 (31.1%)
Postgraduate degree (masters or PhD) 26 (19.3%)
  1. Note: where sample size is less than n = 135, this indicates missing data for that item.