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Table 1 Relevant background variables of the respondents in the home care services (n = 139) and the nursing homes (n = 165)

From: Employees’ perceptions of patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes and home care services

Background variables Home care n (%) Nursing homes n (%)
Age
 20–29 years 14 (10.1) 20 (12.1)
 30–39 years 33 (23.7) 39 (23.6)
 40–49 years 40 (28.8) 26 (15.8)
 50–59 years 38 (27.3) 50 (30.3)
 60 + years 14 (10.1) 30 18.2)
Staff position
 Managers including leaders at first-line level 9 (6.5) 11 (6.7)
 Healthcare workers with a minimum of bachelor degree 59 (42.4) 67 (40.6)
 Healthcare workers, upper secondary school 56 (40.3) 79 (47.9)
 Assistants 12 (8.6) 3 (1.8)
 Others 3 (2.1) 5 (3.0)
Number of years in current workplace
 < 1 year 6 (4.3) 20 (12.1)
 1–5 years 38 (27.3) 41 (24.8)
 6–10 years 35 (25.2) 27 (16.4)
 11–15 years 19 (13.7) 24 (14.5)
 16–20 years 29 (20.9) 20 (12.1)
 > 21 years 12 (8.6) 33 (20.0)