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Table 1 Socio-demographic and professional characteristics of respondents in addition to frequency of events and patient safety grade

From: Improving patient safety culture in Saudi Arabia (2012–2015): trending, improvement and benchmarking

  N (%)
Gender
 Male 398 (15.9%)
 Female 2103 (84.1%)
Age group
 Below 30 year old 925 (37.3%)
 Between 30 to 45 years old 1152 (46.4%)
 Between 46 to 55 years old 253 (10.2%)
 Above 55 years old 151 (6.1%)
Marital Status
 Single 851 (34.2%)
 Married 1602 (64.4%)
 Divorced/ Separated 16 (0.6%)
 Widowed 13 (0.5%)
 Others 6 (0.2%)
Highest Education
 Under High School Level 2 (0.1%)
 High School Level 7 (0.3%)
 Diploma Level 836 (33.5%)
 Bachelor’s Degree 1403 (56.2%)
 Master’s Degree 127 (5.1%)
 Doctorate Degree 102 (4.1%)
 Others 19 (0.8%)
Work Area
 Many different hospital unit/No Specific Unit 21 (0.8%)
 Administrative 138 (5.4%)
 Medical 1332 (51.9%)
 Surgical 786 (30.6%)
 Diagnostics 99 (3.9%)
 Other 191 (7.4%)
Staff Position
 Administrator/Manager/Director 47 (1.9%)
 Physician 141 (5.6%)
 Specialist 61 (2.4%)
 Coordinator 10 (0.4%)
 Assistant/Aide 39 (1.6%)
 Pharmacist 36 (1.4%)
 Therapist 1 (0%)
 Registered Nurse 1969 (78.3%)
 Resident/PG/Intern 64 (2.5%)
 Assistant/Clerk/Secretary/Facilitator 28 (1.1%)
 Technician 52 (2.1%)
 Other, please specify: 67 (2.7%)
Tenure in Profession
 Less than 1 year 133 (5.3%)
 1 to 5 years 741 (29.6%)
 6 to 10 years 809 (32.3%)
 11 to 15 years 348 (13.9%)
 16 to 20 years 222 (8.9%)
 21 years or more 252 (10.1%)
Hours worked per week
 Less than 20 h per week 25 (1%)
 20 to 39 h per week 148 (6%)
 40 to 60 h per week 2280 (92.9%)
Contact with Patients
 YES, I typically have direct interaction or contact with patients. 2229 (90.9%)
 NO, I typically do NOT have direct interaction or contact with patients. 224 (9.1%)
Patient Safety Grade
 A – Excellent 495 (19.3%)
 B - Very Good 1235 (48.1%)
 C – Acceptable 650 (25.3%)
 D – Poor 51 (2.0%)
 E – Failing 5 (0.2%)
 Missing 133 (5.2%)
Frequency of Events
 No event reports 1352 (55.8%)
 1 to 2 event reports 678 (28.0%)
 3 to 5 event reports 257 (10.6%)
 6 to 10 event reports 76 (3.1%)
 11 to 20 event reports 30 (1.2%)
 21 event reports or more 32 (1.3%)
 Missing 144 (5.9%)