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Table 2 The characteristics of respondents at each health unit based on the availability of network data at baseline and two follow-ups

From: The evolution of social networks through the implementation of evidence-informed decision-making interventions: a longitudinal analysis of three public health units in Canada

  Unit A Unit B Unit C
Availability of network data at three time points Yesa Nob Yesa Nob Yesa Nob
Size 119 197 133 401 49 136
Female (%) 111 (93 %) 171 (87 %) 118 (89 %) 364 (91 %) 42 (86 %) 108 (79 %)
Educational degree       
 Baccalaureate (%) 71 (60 %) 113 (58 %) 54 (41 %) 208 (52 %) 30 (61 %) 77 (57 %)
 Masters+ (%) 42 (35 %) 48 (24 %) 70 (53 %) 122 (31 %) 13 (27 %) 8 (6 %)
Job title       
 Manager (%) 19 (16 %) 6 (3 %) 30 (23 %) 28 (7 %) 10 (20 %) 10 (7 %)
 Consultant (%) 19 (16 %) 28 (14 %) 37 (28 %) 61 (15 %)
 Nurse (%) 30 (25 %) 71 (36 %) 27 (21 %) 168 (42 %) 24 (49 %) 60 (45 %)
Average years of experience in public health (SD) 13 (8) 8 (8) 17 (9) 13 (9) 13 (9) 12 (9)
EBP score baseline (SD) 11 (7) 10 (10) 10 (9) 10 (10) 8 (7) 7 (7)
EBP score follow-up 2 (SD) 12 (8) 9 (9) 11 (9) 10 (11) 10 (9) 7 (8)
Highly engaged in intervention (%) 41 (34 %) 12 (6 %) 10 (8 %) 3 (0.75 %) 15 (31 %) 3 (2 %)
  1. athe staff who provided information for the development of information-seeking network at three time points
  2. bthe staff who participated in the online survey but either did not answer to the network question or did not participate in three time points