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Table 2 Demographics of EHPs (N = 66) who participated in the questionnaire survey

From: Environmental health practitioners potentially play a key role in helping communities adapt to climate change

Question and responses Number of participants
n (%)
Gender
 Male 44 (66.7)
 Female 22 (33.3)
  Missing 0 (0.0)
Age
 Mean (range) 45.2 (25–60)
aCurrent position
 Management 42 (63.6)
 Field EHP 24 (36.4)
  Missing 0 (0.0)
Total years practising as an EHP
  < 5 years 27 (40.9)
 5–10 years 27 (40.9)
  > 10 years 12 (18.2)
  Missing 0 (0.0)
Province of work
 Gauteng 9 (13.0)
 Free State 4 (6.0)
 KwaZulu-Natal 7 (10.0)
 Western Cape 17 (25.0)
 Eastern Cape 8 (12.0)
 Northern Cape 3 (4.0)
 Limpopo 6 (9.0)
 North-West 3 (4.0)
 Mpumalanga 9 (13.0)
  Missing 3 (4.0)
Highest level of education
 Diploma 11 (16.6)
 Bachelor’s degree 30 (45.5)
 Honours 9 (13.7)
 Masters 14 (21.2)
 Doctorate 1 (1.5)
  Missing 1 (1.5)
  1. aManagement (managerial position in department of EH) and for Field EHP, Field EHP (practitioner tasked with community engagement and spending time in communities)