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Table 1 AOD staff characteristics

From: Tobacco smoking policies in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment services, agreement between staff awareness and the written policy document

Characteristic Numbera Percent
Gender
 Female 322 70
 Male 138 30
Age in years (mean, SD) 45 (12)  
Role
 Manager 81 16
 Nurse 126 25
 Caseworker 91 18
 Counsellor 57 11
 Administration 48 9.6
 Psychologist 20 4
 Social worker 18 3.6
 Medical Practitioner (specialist/generalist) 15 3
 Health Educator 14 2.8
 Researcher 7 1.4
 Volunteer 4 0.8
 Pharmacist 2 0.4
 Other 13 2.6
Smoking status
 Ex-smoker 188 43
 Non-smoker 142 32
 Daily/Occasional smoker 108 25
Employment status
 Full-time 307 62
 Part-time 155 32
 Casual 26 5.3
 Volunteer 3 0.6
Highest work qualification
 School certificate/Higher school certificate 18 5
 TAFEb certificate/diploma 118 32
 University undergraduate/postgraduate degree 233 63
Number of years at organisation
  < 1 year 62 13
 1–3 years 127 26
 4–6 years 106 22
 7–9 years 66 14
  ≥ 10 years 127 26
Number of years in the AOD field
  < 1 year 39 8
 1–3 years 101 21
 4–6 years 88 18
 7–9 years 66 14
  ≥ 10 years 193 40
Substances addressed by service
 Heroin and other opioids 405 82
 Alcohol 405 82
 Cannabis 388 79
 Psychostimulants incl. Amphetamines 386 78
 Benzodiazepines incl. Other Sedatives 332 67
 Any other illegal drug 274 56
 Any other injectable drug 261 53
 New and emerging substances incl. stimulant-like 241 49
 substance, cannabis-like substance, hallucinogen-like
 substance
  1. aMay not equal 506 for staff due to missing data
  2. bTAFE: Technical and Further Education