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Table 1 Sample characteristics of the addiction professionals (N = 279)

From: Attitudes towards 12-step groups and referral practices in a 12-step naive treatment culture; a survey of addiction professionals in Norway

Characteristics N (%), Mean (SD)
Gender: % female 201 (72.0%)
Age, years 45 (10)
Working experience in the addiction field; mean months 93 (77)
Type of unit:  
   - Out-patient 57 (20.4%)
   - Short-term inpatient treatment (detox) 86 (30.8%)
   - Long-term inpatient treatment 136 (48.7%)
Education  
   - Lower education * 39 (14.0%)
   - College** 188 (67.4%)
   - University *** 52 (18.6%)
  1. * Primary/secondary school (9–13 years)
  2. ** At least a bachelor degree (e.g. nurse, social worker; mean education in college = 4.2 years)
  3. *** Graduate degree (e.g. physician, psychologist; mean education in university = 6.6 years)
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