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Table 2 Descriptive Statistics for Individual and Unit-Level Variables by Specialty

From: Assessment of variation in the alberta context tool: the contribution of unit level contextual factors and specialty in Canadian pediatric acute care settings

Variables Overall Surgical Medical Critical Care P-value1
Individual level variables, N 844 199 329 316  
Employment Status (N, %)      
   Full-time 517 (61.8%) 120 (60.3%) 199 (60.5%) 198 (62.7%) 0.977
   Part-time 295 (35.0%) 71 (35.7%) 117 (35.6%) 107 (33.9%)  
   Casual 32 (3.8%) 8 (4.0%) 13 (4.0%) 11 (3.5%)  
Education (N, %)      
   Diploma 305 (36.3%) 79 (39.9%) 102 (31.0%) 124 (39.6%) 0.029
   Bachelor 522 (62.1%) 118 (59.6%) 218 (66.3%) 186 (59.4%)  
   Masters or Higher 13 (1.5%) 1 (0.5%) 9 (2.7%) 3 (1.0%)  
Age (N, %)      
   20-24 YEARS 84 (10.0%) 25 (12.6%) 40 (12.2%) 19 (6.0%) 0.000
   25-29 YEARS 239 (28.3%) 60 (30.2%) 115 (35.0%) 64 (20.3%)  
   30-34 YEARS 143 (16.9%) 28 (14.1%) 56 (17.0%) 59 (18.7%)  
   35-39 YEARS 89 (10.5%) 22 (11.1%) 36 (10.9%) 31 (9.8%)  
   40-44 YEARS 82 (9.7%) 15 (7.5%) 31 (9.4%) 36 (11.4%)  
   45-49 YEARS 83 (9.8%) 12 (6.0%) 25 (7.6%) 46 (14.6%)  
   50-54 YEARS 75 (8.9%) 22 (11.1%) 16 (4.9%) 37 (11.6%)  
   55-59 YEARS 42 (5.0%) 14 (7.0%) 6 (1.8%) 22 (7.0%)  
   60-64 YEARS 6 (0.7%) 1 (0.5%) 4 (1.2%) 1 (0.3%)  
MBI-Exhaustion (Mean, STD) 2.287 (1.249) 2.401 (1.308) 3.859 (0.853) 3.839 (0.813) 0.332
Adequate Orientation (Mean, STD) 3.953 (0.756) 2.240 (1.208) 3.961 (0.734) 3.939 (0.734) 0.107
Job Satisfaction (Mean, STD) 3.910 (0.774) 2.287 (1.249) 3.953 (0.756) 3.924 (0.789) 0.327
Unit level variables, N 32 8 14 10  
MBI-Cynicism (Mean, STD) 2.230 (0.687) 2.292 (0.718) 2.095 (0.712) 2.371 (0.664) 0.612
MBI-Efficacy (Mean, STD) 3.825 (0.711) 3.820 (0.693) 3.845 (0.824) 3.802 (0.618) 0.990
Years on Unit (Mean, STD) 7.734 (2.900) 7.108 (2.734) 6.425 (2.183) 10.068 (2.683) 0.004
French/Anglophone (N, %)      
   French 4 (12.5%) 1 (12.5%) 2 (14.3%) 1 (10.0%) 0.952
   English 28 (87.5%) 7 (87.5%) 12 (85.7%) 9 (90.0%)  
# of occupied unit beds (Mean, STD) 20.043 (10.069) 21.675 (4.862) 20.756 (10.037) 17.741 (13.279) 0.684
Support for innovative ideas
(Mean, STD)
3.290 (0.288) 3.290 (0.281) 3.389 (0.197) 3.152 (0.363) 0.138
Proportion of baccalaureate or higher (Mean, STD) 71.666 (14.324) 68.913 (14.075) 77.282 (15.345) 66.007 (11.007) 0.134
  1. 1 P-value for ANOVA or χ2 -test (by specialty)