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Table 1 Characteristics of nurse respondents for outcome and categorical covariates (N = 735)

From: The influence of organizational context on the use of research by nurses in Canadian pediatric hospitals

Variables N (%) IRU CRU
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 20-29 years 250 (34.1) 3.831 (1.04) 3.620 (1.15)
30-39 years 198 (27.0) 3.657 (1.11) 3.465 (1.18)
40-49 years 151 (20.6) 3.313 (1.22) 3.424 (1.20)
50-59 years 120 (16.3) 3.425 (1.31) 3.500 (1.26)
≥60 years 15 (2.0) 2.800 (1.32) 3.467 (1.13)
Sex Male 42 (5.7) 3.452 (1.04) 3.119 (1.37)
Female 692 (94.1) 3.600 (1.18) 3.542 (1.17)
Education Diploma/Certificate 212 (28.9) 3.175 (1.27) 3.292 (1.25)
Bachelor 496 (67.7) 3.769 (1.07) 3.619 (1.15)
Master or higher 25 (3.4) 3.520 (1.19) 3.440 (1.12)
Employment status Full-Time 450 (61.3) 3.690 (1.10) 3.636 (1.13)
Part-Time 254 (34.6) 3.480 (1.25) 3.331 (1.27)
Casual 30 (4.1) 3.067 (1.31) 3.333 (0.99)
Specialty Surgical 141 (19.2) 3.604 (1.13) 3.482 (1.23)
Medical 276 (37.6) 3.598 (1.19) 3.489 (1.21)
Critical Care 318 (43.3) 3.579 (1.17) 3.553 (1.14)
Specialized course Yes 222 (30.2) 3.694 (1.14) 3.703 (1.09)
No 513 (69.8) 3.546 (1.18) 3.435 (1.22)