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Table 1 Selected characteristics and staffing of the three municipalities

From: A prospective investigation of direct and indirect home care activities in three rural Norwegian municipalities

Variables Municipality
M1 M2 M3
Characteristics
 Inhabitants (n) 9787 7445 6708
 Land area (km2) 370 1502 352
 Patients (n) 230 290 275
Planned staff
 Staffing per week (n) 104 165 150
 Registered nurse (%) 53 52 40
 Assistant nurse (%) 45 48 60
 Assistant health care worker 2 0 0
 Sum 100 100 100
Participating staff
 Average weekly staffing (n) 98 75 96
 Registered nurse (%) 43 45 30
 Assistant nurse (%) 37 34 57
 Assistant health care worker 20 21 13
 Sum 100 100 100