Table 2

Demographic characteristics of 91 responding infection preventionists in Iowa
Variable n (%)
Age Group
 26-45 29 (31.9)
 46-55 35 (38.5)
 56-65 25 (27.5)
 >65 2 (2.2)
Female Gender 86 (94.5)
Education
 2-3 Year College (Including RN) 35 (38.5)
 4 Year College 37 (40.7)
 Master Degree 16 (17.6)
 Professional Degree (ARNP, PA, etc.) 2 (2.2)
CIC Certification 22 (23.3)
APIC Member 69 (76.7)
Regular APIC Meeting Attendance – Local Chapter 51 (56.7)
Regular APIC Meeting Attendance – Statewide Meeting 61 (67.0)
Time in Current Position
 Less than 1 Year 11 (12.1)
 1-2 years 10 (11.0)
 3-5 years 22 (24.2)
 6-10 Years 19 (20.9)
 More than 10 Years 29 (31.9)
Daily Efforts in Infection Prevention
 <20% 20 (22.0)
 20%-50% 26 (28.6)
 More than 50% but less than 100% 17 (18.7)
 100% 28 (30.8)
Length of Career in Infection Prevention
 Less than 1 Year 10 (11.1)
 1-2 years 7 (7.8)
 3-5 years 15 (16.7)
 6-10 Years 16 (17.8)
 More than 10 Years 42 (46.7)
Affiliation with an Academic Center 15 (16.5)
Use of the National Healthcare Safety Network 60 (65.9)

Wiemken et al.

Wiemken et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:387   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-387

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