Table 1

Demographic and professional characteristics of participating population health staff (n = 76)

Demographic characteristicCategory% Of sample
Where data are missing, percentages for each category do not total 100%.
Sex
Male36
Female64
Age group
<40 year old43
⩾40 year old53
Years of practice in population health workforce
<224
2–529
6–1022
11–1916
20+8
Employment status
Casual5
Temporary part time9
Temporary full time14
Permanent part time8
Permanent full time61
Occupation category
Director13
Coordinator/senior manager26
Officer/project staff61
Highest level of education reached
Under Master degree32
Undertaking postgraduate study11
Masters and PhD30
Medical degree17
Medical degree
Yes17
No74