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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Medication knowledge, certainty, and risk of errors in health care: a cross-sectional study

  Hospitals Primary health care P-value
  (N = 99) (N = 104)  
Characteristics    
Age in years 41.1 (8.5) 42.8 (10.1) 0.20, ns
Male gender 9 (9.1%) 7 (6.7%) 0.54, ns
Childhood outside Norway 10 (10.1%) 6 (5.8%) 0.26, ns
Education outside Norway 8 (8.1%) 3 (2.9%) 0.10, ns
Work experience as nurse in years 12.6 (8.8) 12.2 (9.7) 0.77, ns
Job size latest 12 months 0.86 (0.16) 0.86 (0.16) 0.82, ns
Mathematics beyond 1st year USS1) 36 (36.4%) 44 (42.3%) 0.39, ns
Other education before becoming nurse 38 (38.4%) 43 (41.3%) 0.67, ns
Postgraduate specialization 47 (47.5%) 21 (20.2%) <0.001
Relevant courses past 3 years 24 (24.2%) 22 (21.2%) 0.60, ns
GHQ - score coping2) 0.76 (0.28) 0.81 (0.28) 0.07, ns
GHQ - score self-esteem2) 1,01 (0.24) 1.02 (0.22) 0.67, ns
  1. 1) Upper secondary school
  2. 2) General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) score 0-3, 0 = better than usual, 1 = as usual, 2 = worse than usual, 3 = much worse than usual.
  3. The results are given as mean (standard deviation in brackets), or number of participants (proportion in brackets).