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Table 1 Description of the independent variables in the present sample

From: Professional help-seeking behaviour for mental health problems among veterinarians in Norway: a nationwide, cross-sectional study (The NORVET study)

Variable Range of values Frequency (%) Mean (SD)
Gender
 Female   1776 (70%)  
 Male   776 (30%)  
Agea
 20–30   274 (11%)  
 31–40   697 (27%)  
 41–50   667 (26%)  
 51–60   432 (17%)  
 61–70   318 (13%)  
  > 70   159 (6%)  
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting   1962 (78%)  
 Single/divorced/widow(er)   552 (22%)  
SCL-5 1–5   2.00 (0.98)
Personality trait reality weakness 0–9   1.38 (1.85)
Main field of work
 Companion animal practice   802 (32%)  
 Public administration   402 (16%)  
 Mixed clinical practice   268 (10%)  
 Academia/research   202 (8%)  
 Production animal practice   177 (7%)  
 Aquaculture   121 (5%)  
 Equine practice   102 (4%)  
 Other   250 (10%)  
 Pensioner   198 (8%)  
Job stress
 Emotional demands 1–5   1.98 (0.79)
 Work/life balance 1–5   2.67 (0.97)
 Fear of complaints 1–5   3.06 (1.17)
Attitudes toward mental illness
 Treatment help those with mental illness (somewhat agree + strongly agree)   2388 (93%)  
 People are caring toward those with mental illness (somewhat agree + strongly agree)   1273 (50%)  
  1. aAge was reported in five-year categories. In Table 1, age distribution is showed in 10-year categories, to improve readability