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Table 4 The baseline characteristics of the respondents to baseline and follow up surveys

From: Implementation of evidence-informed practice through central network actors; a case study of three public health units in Canada

  Unit A Unit B Unit C
Baseline Follow up Baseline Follow up Baseline Follow up
Female (%) 186 (90%) 226 (88%) 283 (92%) 359 (89%) 75 (79%) 130 (81%)
Years of public health experience; mean (SD) 12 (8) 10 (8) 16 (9) 14 (9) 13 (9) 12 (9)
Educational degree Diploma 25 (12%) 34 (13%) 23 (8%) 55 (14%) 19 (20%) 54 (34%)
Baccalaureate 122 (52%) 149 (58%) 153 (50%) 198 (49%) 63 (66%) 85 (53%)
Masters 57 (28%) 68 (27%) 122 (39%) 125 (31%) 12 (12%) 18 (11%)
Doctorate 2 (1%) 5 (2%) 11 (4%) 13 (3%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
Job titles Managerial 23 (11%) 25 (10%) 51 (17%) 47 (12%) 17 (18%) 17 (11%)
EIDM professional 33 (16%) 38 (15%) 76 (25%) 72 (18%) - -
Highly engaged 48 (23%) 44 (17%) 13 (4%) 13 (3%) 18 (19%) 13 (8%)