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Table 1 Demographics

From: Benchmarking nurse outcomes in Australian Magnet® hospitals: cross-sectional survey

 N%Mean (SD)
Gender2004  
 Female172486.03 
 Male20310.13 
 I’d prefer not to say773.84 
Age (range 20–72)1885 39.17 (11.38)
 Under 2521211.25 
 25–3454729.02 
 35–4448425.68 
 45–5443923.29 
 55–641809.55 
 65–74231.22 
 Didn’t respond1195.91 
Nursing gradea2004  
 Grade 5125662.67 
 Grade 643321.61 
 Grade 730115.02 
 Grade 8140.70 
Highest nursing qualification1965  
 Industry qualification (hospital-acquired)1507.63 
 Vocational education sector qualification (e.g. technical college)1407.12 
 Undergraduate degree104052.93 
 Postgraduate certificate/diploma (university level)47324.07 
 Masters and above1628.24 
 Didn’t respond391.95 
Years in current facility (range 0–43)1953 6.74 (6.61)
 Less than 2 years46423.76 
 2 – under 5 years44422.73 
 5 – under 10 years56729.03 
 10 – under 20 years35218.02 
 20 years and over1266.45 
 Didn’t respond512.54 
  1. aNursing levels and titles differ between the 7 Australian jurisdictions. Grades were standardised to equate to the Queensland model, where increasing grade denotes increasing seniority and/or specialisation. Grade 5 = base grade registered nurse, Grade 146 is usually more advanced specialty skills, Grade 7 is an advanced practice nurse e.g. nurse unit manager, clinical nurse consultant, senior clinical specialist, nurse educator or nurse researcher. Grade 8 is a nurse practitioner
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