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Table 2 Characteristics of healthcare professionals

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

     Test between groupsp-value
Physicians Nurses Nurse assistants Nurse assistants vs Nurses Nurse assistants vs Physicians Nurses vs Physicians
Respondents, n = 858 54 484 320    
Percentage based on total response frequency 6.3 56.4 37.3    
Age, m (range) SD 41.7
(26.1; 66.7)
9.5
40.6
(21.3; 65.9)
11.3
44.4
(18.8; 65.8)
12.9
< 0.0001* 0.13 0.51
Missing 1 6 10    
Distribution men/professional, m (%) 21 (39.6) 14 (2.9) 6 (1.9) 0.51 < 0.0001* < 0.0001*
Missing 1 4 3    
Spoke a third language/professional category, m (%) 21 (40.4) 87 (18) 58 (18.1) 0.33 < 0.0001* < 0.0001*
Missing 2 2 0    
Years in profession, m (SD) 11.9 (9.9) 13.1 (10.5) 19.4 (13.9) < 0.0001* 0.0003* 0.46
Missing 2 19 40    
Numbers of emergency conversations with interpreters the latest month, m (SD) 5.21 (6.06) 2.24 (3.90) 1.82 (4.83) 0.22 0.0001* < 0.0001*
Missing 2 63 62    
Numbers of planned conversations with interpreters the latest month, m (SD) 4.76 (4.46) 1.95 (3.05) 1.06 (4.84) 0.0026* < 0.0001* < 0.0001*
Missing 3 61 90    
  1. *p < 0.05
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