|Characteristics of the responding nurses|
|Characteristics||No. (%)||Mean (SD)|
|All nurses||407 (100)|
|Age (years)1||37.4 (11.2)|
|Number of years of nursing practice||11.3 (9.8)|
|Number of years since obtaining last health professional degree1||7.5 (8.0)|
|Highest level of educational qualification|
|Bachelor degree (nursing)2||164 (40)|
|Nursing degree2||85 (21)|
|Advanced nursing degree||155 (38)|
|Master of science||3 (1)|
|Selected hospital units|
|Intensive-care units||128 (31)|
|General medicine units||161 (40)|
|Surgical and orthopedic units||118 (29)|
Note: SD, standard deviation.
1Information was missing for 3 subjects.
2Bachelor degree (nursing) was implemented in 2002. Educational qualification before 2002 was Nursing degree.
Dalheim et al.
Dalheim et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:367 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-367