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Table 1 General description of the German Federal Police Officers' sample (n = 202)

From: Behaviour patterns preceding a railway suicide: Explorative study of German Federal Police officers' experiences

   All
  Mean 95% CI
Age in years (range: 19-59) 41.04 39.67-42.41
Years of service (range: 0-37) 14.32 12.93-15.71
Suicide events experienced on job
(range: 1-300)
17.57 13.43-21.72
  n %
Age in years (groups)   
<30 32 15.8
30-39 57 28.2
40-49 62 30.7
>=50 51 25.3
Years of service (groups)   
<=10 85 42.1
11-20 66 32.7
>20 51 25.2
Suicide events experienced on job   
<5 74 36.6
5-20 70 34.7
>20 58 28.7
Counselling was offered 41 20.3
Observed Suicide 14 7
Obtained information by witnesses 150 74.3
Prevented suicide 71 35.15