Table 1

sample characteristics

2003 (n = 522)

1991 (n = 351)

Significance


n (%)

p-value

Gender

Male

77 (14.8)

41 (11.7)

0.07

Female

437 (83.7)

309 (88.0)

Educational level

Enrolled nurse

375 (71.8)

328 (93.4)

0.00

Registered nurse

147 (28.2)

23 (6.6)

Work setting

General hospital

449 (86.0)

279 (79.5)

0.01

University hospital

73 (14.0)

72 (20.5)

Work experience

< 5 yrs

176 (33.8%)

124 (35.6%)

0.00

5–15 yrs

164 (31.5%)

174 (50.0%)

> 15 yrs

181 (34.7%)

50 (14.4%)

Age

20–25 yrs

111 (21.3%)

55 (15.7%)

0.00

25–30 yrs

114 (21.8%)

124 (35.3%)

30–35 yrs

67 (12.8%)

73 (20.8%)

35–40 yrs

63 (12.1%)

37 (10.5%)

40–45 yrs

69 (13.2%)

38 (10.8%)

45–50 yrs

45 (8.6%)

12 (3.4%)

50–55 yrs

42 (8.0%)

7 (2.0%)

> 55 yrs

11 (2.1%)

5 (1.4%)


Hulsenboom et al. BMC Nursing 2007 6:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-6-2

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