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Table 2 Summary of participants' demographics from control and intervention sites.

From: Measuring the context of care in an Australian acute care hospital: a nurse survey

Demographic Variable Control Intervention Statistic P
Gender % Female 81.3 79.7 3.2A 0.21
Age % 40 or over 37.6 42.9 0.39A 0.53
Staff position % RN 52.1 60.2 9.1 0.17
  % EN 21.9 20.3   
  % Assoc Clinical Service Coordinators 8.3 6.3   
Highest qualification % Diploma/Certificate 36.3 40.0 2.9B 0.41
  % Bachelor 60.4 59.2   
  % Masters 2.2 0.0   
  % PhD, DN 1.1 0.8   
Specialist courses % completed 50.5 36.1 3.8A 0.051
Currently enrolled % enrolled 22.6 19.8 0.10A 0.75
Length in current position Median months 60 57 -1.08C 0.28
Length working on ward Median months 56 36 1.05C 0.29
Hours worked last week Mean hours 34.9 34.3 0.45D 0.65
Employment status % Full time 47.9 49.6 0.02A 0.089
  1. Statistics presented include A chi-square, B Fisher's exact test, C Mann-Whitney U-test and D Student’s t-test