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Table 1 Socio-Demographic Characteristics of VA Employee, Clinical vs. non-Clinical Staff

From: Workforce preparedness for disasters: perceptions of clinical and non-clinical staff at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  Clinical Staffa
(n = 2488, 62.2%)
Non-Clinical Staffa
(n = 1538, 37.8%)
Chi_Square p-value
Male 31.8% 43.0% 35.94*** 0.000
Age Categories:
 18–24 0.6% 0.6%   
 25–34 10.1% 6.1%   
 35–44 20.2% 17.3%   
 45–54 28.6% 34.9%   
 55–64 33.2% 34.5%   
 65+ 7.3% 6.7% 5.99*** 0.000
Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino 8.7% 10.0% 1.45 0.228
White 70.0% 68.5% 0.89 0.346
Married or living with a partner 70.4% 68.5% 1.35 0.246
Has pets or service animals 60.9% 59.3% 2.40 0.122
Has dependents 17 years or younger 34.6% 31.5% 3.63 0.057
Education:
 No college 10.8% 12.9%   
 Some college or Associate degree 26.1% 34.1%   
 Bachelor’s degree 24.1% 26.2%   
 Graduate degree 39.1% 26.8% 19.51*** 0.000
Served in the US Armed Forces 26.8% 47.4% 146.99*** 0.000
Length at the VA (in years):
 Less than 1 to 3 31.2% 28.3%   
 4 to 10 33.4% 31.7%   
 10 or more 35.5% 40.0% 3.67* 0.025
 Has supervisory responsibility 29.9% 31.4% 0.86 0.323
  1. Note: Chi-square tests were conducted to make comparisons between clinical and non-clinical staff
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
  3. aWeighted percent