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Table 1 Background characteristics

From: Dealing with difficult choices: a qualitative study of experiences and consequences of moral challenges among disaster healthcare responders

Characteristics Occupation and gender Total
Nurses (females) Nurses (males) Physicians (females) Physicians (males)
Number 5 2 3 2 12
Age (years) 35–57 44–57 37–42 63–64 35–64 (48 mean age)
Work experience in profession (years) 9–30 10–34 10–11 35–37 9–37
Number of international missions in totala (number) 2–7 2–5 1–3 3–6 2–6
Number of emergency/disaster response (number) 2–5 2–5 1–2 3 1–5
Total time within international missionsa (months) 5–52 2–5 6–30 6–45 2–45
Countries/areas of international missionsa (alphabetical order) Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mediterranean, Mozambique, Niger, Nepal, Palestine, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, West-Sahara  
  1. aRepresent international deployments which include both emergency/disaster response and non-emergency response