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Table 1 Characteristics of the responding nurses

From: Factors influencing the development of evidence-based practice among nurses: a self-report survey

Characteristics No. (%) Mean (SD)
All nurses 407 (100)  
Gender   
Men 36 (9)  
Women 371 (91)  
Age (years)1   37.4 (11.2)
Number of years of nursing practice   11.3 (9.8)
Number of years since obtaining last health professional degree1   7.5 (8.0)
Highest level of educational qualification   
Bachelor degree (nursing)2 164 (40)  
Nursing degree2 85 (21)  
Advanced nursing degree 155 (38)  
Master of science 3 (1)  
Selected hospital units   
Intensive-care units 128 (31)  
General medicine units 161 (40)  
Surgical and orthopedic units 118 (29)  
  1. Note: SD, standard deviation.
  2. 1Information was missing for 3 subjects.
  3. 2Bachelor degree (nursing) was implemented in 2002. Educational qualification before 2002 was Nursing degree.