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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of participants, and frequency of adherence to guidelines in outcome variables

From: Associations between workplace affiliation and phlebotomy practices regarding patient identification and test request handling practices in primary healthcare centres: a multilevel model approach

  Values in n (%)
   1 2 3 4
Always ask patient to state name and civic number Never neglect asking for ID with the reason“known” Always compare pat ID with ID on test request Always make sure test request and test tube label ID numbers are consistent
   Total (n = 164) Adherence to guideline – within background variable group
Sex      
  Female 155 (95) 79 (53) 56 (38) 122 (80) 89 (59)
  Male 9 (5) 4 (44) 2 (25) 5 (56) 5 (62)
Occupation      
  Enrolled nurses 64 (39) 37 (59) 27 (44) 52 (84) 41 (65)
  Registered nurses 100 (61) 46 (49) 31 (33) 75 (76) 53 (55)
Employed at worksite      
  <5 years 53 (34) 33 (62) 27 (51) 45 (87) 28 (55)
  5-15 years 52 (34) 24 (48) 16 (32) 42 (82) 32 (64)
  >15 years 49 (32) 22 (45) 11 (24) 34 (69) 30 (63)
Participants’ workplace size      
  Small (<20 empl) 38 (23) 11 (31) 4 (11) 27 (73) 15 (44)
  Medium (20–34 empl) 70 (43) 37 (56) 26 (41) 51 (75) 46 (67)
  Large (>34 empl) 56 (34) 35 (64) 28 (52) 49 (88) 33 (59)
Participants’ workplace setting     
  Urban 78 (48) 47 (63) 36 (50) 61 (80) 43 (56)
  Rural 86 (52) 36 (44) 22 (27) 66 (78) 51 (62)
Governance      
  Federally run 154 (94) 9 (95) 56 (39) 120 (80) 89 (59)
  Privately run 10 (6) 4 (40) 2 (20) 7 (70) 5 (56)
VBSC frequency      
  Every workday 89 (56) 47 (54) 9 (35) 72 (83) 56 (65)
  Every week or less 70 (44) 35 (51) 28 (40) 52 (75) 36 (53)
Total adherence   83(53) 58(38) 127(79) 94(59)
   Missing 7 Missing 10 Missing 3 Missing 5
  1. *- Defined by the Swedish National Rural Development Agency (2007)
  2. Urban setting = >3000 inhabitants
  3. Rural setting = <3000 inhabitants
  4. VBSC = venous blood specimen collection