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Table 1 Sample Characteristics

From: Understanding nurses’ and physicians’ fear of repercussions for reporting errors: clinician characteristics, organization demographics, or leadership factors?

  Nurses (N = 2319) Physicians (N = 386)
n (%) n (%)
Age (years)   
<30 238 (10.3) 14 (3.6)
31–40 412 (17.8) 82 (21.2)
41–50 727 (31.3) 98 (25.4)
51–60 590 (25.4) 103 (26.7)
>60 224 (9.7) 71 (18.4)
Gender   
Female 2191 (94.5) 134 (34.7)
Male 80 (3.4) 245 (63.5)
Tenure (years)   
<1 119 (5.1) 21 (5.4)
1–2 174 (7.5) 33 (8.5)
3–5 326 (14.1) 69 (17.9)
6–10 290 (12.5) 67 (17.4)
>10 1360 (58.6) 191 (49.5)
Teaching hospital   
Non-teaching 890 (38.4) 81 (21.0)
Teaching 1429 (61.6) 305 (79.0)
Province   
Manitoba 673 (29) 34 (8.8)
Ontario 452 (19.5) 47 (12.2)
Nova Scotia 1186 (51.1) 305 (79.0)
Location of care:   
ED 87 (3.8) 13 (3.4)
OR 106 (4.6) 46 (11.9)
CCU 248 (10.7) 2 (0.5)
LTC 371 (16.0) 21 (5.4)
Community 164 (7.1) 78 (20.2)
Paediatrics 196 (8.5) 52 (13.5)
Mental health 122 (5.3) 23 (6.0)
Other specified areas 1024 (44.2) 149 (38.6)
  1. Totals may not equal 100% due to missing values