Table 1

Nurse demographic characteristics by site

VariablesOverall
N=86
Site A:
regional medical centre, n=42
Site B:
academic medical centre, n=44
p value
Female, n (%)72 (84)34 (81)38 (86)0.50
Age in years, median (IQR)*28 (25, 36)31 (26, 38)27 (24, 34)0.08
Race, n (%)†0.61
White82 (97)41 (98)41 (95)
Black1 (1)0 (0)1 (2)
American Indian2 (2)1 (2)1 (2)
Hispanic, n (%)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Highest degree, n (%)0.63
Associate7 (8)4 (10)3 (7)
Bachelor’s68 (79)34 (81)34 (77)
Master’s11 (13)4 (10)7 (16)
Years in nursing, median (IQR)4 (3, 10)5 (3, 12)4 (2, 9)0.36
Years at current institution, median (IQR)‡3 (2, 7)4 (2, 8)3 (2, 6)0.30
Years at current unit, median (IQR)‡3 (1, 5)3 (1, 6)2 (1, 4)0.07
Day shift (07:00–19:00), n (%)63 (73)27 (64)36 (82)0.07
Hours worked per week, median (IQR)36 (36, 36)36 (36, 36)36 (36, 36)0.11
  • *N=84; site A: n=40.

  • †N=85; site B: n=43.

  • ‡N=85; site B: n=43.