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Appendix C
Comparison of Nonresponder and Responder Survey Data

Question

Nonresponders
N=219

Responders
N=1,110

  1. Which of the following best describes the community in which you do most of your work as a paramedic?

 

 

 

 

Rural area (less than 2,500 people)

5

2.3%

64

5.8%

Small town (2,500 - 24,999 people)

51

23.3%

266

24.0%

Medium town (25,000 - 74,999 people)

52

23.7%

259

23.3%

Large town (75,000 – 149,000 people)

27

12.3%

119

10.7%

Mid-sized city (less than 500,000 people)

34

15.5%

164

14.8%

Suburb/fringe of a mid-sized city

6

2.7%

40

3.6%

Large city (500,000 or more people)

28

12.8%

130

11.7%

Suburb/fringe of a large city

14

6.4%

68

6.1%

Did Not Answer

1

0.5%

0

0.0%

  1. During your last State recertification period, how many CMEs did you complete? Continuing education can be obtained in a number of ways, including classroom instruction, conferences, run reviews (or case reviews), journal articles, grand rounds, videos, and computers.

 

 

 

 

0-20

3

1.4%

38

3.4%

21-40

20

9.1%

123

11.1%

41-60

33

15.1%

199

17.9%

61-80

40

18.3%

239

21.5%

81-100

49

22.4%

212

19.1%

100 or more

72

32.9%

299

26.9%

Did Not Answer

1

0.5%

0

0.0%

  1. In the past 12 months, how many CMEs did you complete? Continuing education can be obtained in a number of ways, including classroom instruction, conferences, run reviews (or case reviews), journal articles, grand rounds, videos, and computers.

 

 

 

 

0

1

0.5%

20

1.8%

1-3

1

0.5%

20

1.8%

4-6

7

3.2%

47

4.2%

7-9

1

0.5%

51

4.6%

10-12

12

5.5%

128

11.5%

13-15

13

5.9%

86

7.7%

16-18

9

4.1%

109

9.8%

19-21

25

11.4%

89

8.0%

22 or more

149

68.0%

560

50.5%

Did Not Answer

1

0.5%

0

0.0%

  1. What is the length of time of your State certification/licensure?

 

 

 

 

1 year

4

1.8%

33

3.0%

2 years

105

47.9%

579

52.2%

3 years

49

22.4%

333

30.0%

4 years

29

13.2%

93

8.4%

5 years or more

32

14.6%

72

6.5%

Did Not Answer

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

  1. About how many calls do you respond to during a typical week?

 

 

 

 

0

7

3.2%

43

3.9%

1

1

0.5%

15

1.4%

2-4

8

3.7%

73

6.6%

5-9

25

11.4%

164

14.8%

10-19

68

31.1%

313

28.2%

20-29

63

28.8%

241

21.7%

30-39

20

9.1%

153

13.8%

40-49

6

2.7%

60

5.4%

50 or more

19

8.7%

48

4.3%

Did Not Answer

2

0.9%

0

0.0%

  1. When you work as a paramedic, what proportion of your calls are emergency calls and what proportion of your calls are scheduled transports?

 

 

 

 

All of my calls are emergency calls.

121

55.3%

549

49.5%

Most of my calls are emergency calls.

60

27.4%

353

31.8%

I respond to an equal number of emergency calls and scheduled transports.

28

12.8%

142

12.8%

Most of my calls are scheduled transports.

8

3.7%

59

5.3%

All of my calls are scheduled transports.

0

0.0%

7

0.6%

Did Not Answer

2

0.9%

0

0.0%

  1. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

 

 

 

 

Didn’t complete high school

0

0.0%

1

0.1%

High school graduate/GED

89

40.6%

452

40.7%

Associate’s degree (A.A., A.S.)

83

37.9%

371

33.4%

Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.)

38

17.4%

242

21.8%

Graduate degree (M.A., M.S., Ph.D., etc.)

9

4.1%

44

4.0%

Did Not Answer

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

  1. How many years have you worked in EMS?

 

 

 

 

Less than on e year

0

0.0%

5

0.5%

1 – 2 years

1

0.5%

9

0.8%

3 – 4 years

8

3.7%

79

7.1%

5 – 7 years

25

11.4%

292

26.3%

8 – 10 years

55

25.1%

307

27.7%

11 – 15 years

79

36.1%

272

24.5%

16 – 20 years

27

12.3%

100

9.0%

21 or more years

24

11.0%

46

4.1%

Did Not Answer

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

  1. I chose not to participate in this study when originally asked because I: 
    (Please check all that apply)

 

 

 

 

Did not have ready access to the Internet.

54

24.7%

0

0.0%

Did not have the necessary time.

50

22.8%

0

0.0%

Felt that the $25 stipend was not enough.

3

1.4%

0

0.0%

Was disinterested in participating in this kind of event.

13

5.9%

0

0.0%

Cannot remember.

98

44.7%

0

0.0%

Did Not Answer

1

0.5%

0

0.0%

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