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Table 1 Characteristics of healthcare professionals by level

From: Health care professional’s communication through an interpreter where language barriers exist in neonatal care: a national study

  Test between groups
p-value
Variable Level I Level II Level III Level I vs Level II Level I vs Level III Level II vs Level III
Respondents, n = 858 204 486 168    
Percentage based on total response frequency 23.8 56.6 19.6    
Age, m (range) SD 42.5
(18.8; 66.7)
11.8
42.1
(20.3; 65.9)
12.0
41.7
(21.3; 64.9)
11.8
0.66 0.50 0.72
Missing 7 9 1    
Distribution men/level, m (%) 11 (5.5%) 14 (2.9%) 16 (9.5%) 0.16 0.20 0.0018*
Missing 4 4 0    
Spoke a third language/level, m (%) 36 (17.8%) 88 (18.2%) 42 (25.0%) 0.84 0.11 0.088
Missing 2 2 0    
Years in profession, m (SD) 15.2 (12.4) 15.4 (12.0) 14.9 (12.3) 0.86 0.83 0.68
Missing 17 32 12    
  1. *p < 0.05
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