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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample population of professionals

From: Design and validation of a questionnaire to assess organizational culture in French hospital wards

  Orderlies Nurses Medical doctors
N =362 N =361 N =136
  Yes % Yes % Yes %
Women 334 93.8 332 92.5 57 42.2
Age
 Average (standard deviation) 39 (9) - 37 (9) - 42 (11) -
 Median (min-max) 40 (20–59) - 35 (21–61) - 42 (23–65) -
 From 20 to 29 68 19.8 106 30.6 26 19.3
 From 30 to 39 103 30.0 118 34.0 32 23.7
 From 40 to 49 110 32.1 77 22.2 38 28.1
  > = 50 years of age 62 18.1 46 13.3 39 28.9
Time slot
 Daytime only 291 81.5 228 63.9 - -
 Nights only 42 11.8 59 16.5 - -
 Day and night 24 6.7 70 19.6 - -
Status
 Permanent 254 71.6 254 71.6 - -
 Locum tenens 28 9.8 28 9.8 - -
 Interim staff 5 1.9 5 1.9 - -
Seniority in the service
 Average (standard deviation) 12.8 (9.7) - 5.5 (6)   14.6 (10.6) -
 Median (min-max) 10 (1–40) - 4 (0–31)   13 (0–36) -
 From 1 to 10 166 50.6 279 85.1 50 40.7
 From 11 to 20 82 25.0 36 11.0 32 26.0
 From 21 to 30 61 18.6 12 3.6 32 26.0
 From 31 to 40 19 5.8 1 0.3 9 7.3
Continuous education (during professional activity)
 Less than one year 203 58.2 237 66.8 109 80.7
 From 1 to 5 years 110 31.5 87 24.5 10 7.4
 From 5 to 10 years 11 3.2 8 2.3 0 0.0
 Over to 10 years 2 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
 No continuous education 23 6.6 23 6.5 16 11.9
  1. Most represented medical specialities were cardiology (19.8 %), geriatrics (13.2 %), internal medicine (13.2 %), and also though to a lesser extent, nephrology (9.9 %) and hepato-gastro-enterology (9.9 %). Doctors’ positions were ventilated as follows: service head doctors (13.2 %), university professors (PU) or university professors/ hospital clinicians (PU-PH) (36.4 %), attendants (5.4 %), consultants (3.1 %), interns (17.1 %), clinicians on salary (10.9 %), private practitioners (14.0 %)