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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: Impact of a large-scale educational intervention program on venous blood specimen collection practices

Background data IG (n = 84) CG (n = 79) p
Sex    
  Female n 79 79 0.059*
  Male n 5 0  
Professional status    
  Registered nurses n 26 50 <0.001*
  Enrolled nurses n 56 28  
  Biomedical technician n 2 1  
Age (Year)    
  Age Md (Q1; Q3) 55 (49; 60) 56 (49; 62) 0.604″
  Range 28-65 38-70  
Numbers of years employed at the job site    
  Md (Q1; Q3) 11 (7; 27) 11 (5; 20) 0.045″
  Range 0-37 0-38  
How often do you perform VBSC    
  Every day n 61 44 0.028*
  Every week n 19 33  
  Every month or less n 4 2  
  1. IG = Intervention group, CG = Control group, p = differences at baseline between IG and CG, * = Chi-square Test, ″ = Mann–Whitney U Test.