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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (n = 221)

From: Experiences of frontline nurses with adverse medical events in a regional referral hospital in northern Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Staff characteristics Professional category
Professional (n = 133) Auxiliary (n = 88) Total (n = 221) p value
f (%) f (%) f (%)
Age
 18–30 years 87 (39) 58 (26) 145 (66) 0.170
 31–40 years 39 (18) 3014) 69 (31)  
 41–50 years 5 (2) 0 (0) 5 (2)  
 51–60 years 2 (1) 0 (0) 2 (1)  
Gender
 Male 61 (28) 43 (19) 104 (47) 0.662
 Female 72 (33) 45 (20) 117 (53)  
Marital status
 Married 81 (37) 58 (26) 139 (63) 0.567
 Not married 52 (24) 30 (14) 82 (37)  
Religion
 Christianity 78 (35) 35 (16) 113 (51) 0.007*
 Others 55 (25) 53 (24) 108 (49)  
Work experience
 5 years or less 81 (37) 55 (25) 136 (62) 0.811
 Over 5 years 52 (24) 33 (15) 85 (38)  
  1. Source: field data (2018); legend: professional nurses (include registered general nurses, registered community health nurses, registered midwives and other professional post-basic specialist); auxiliary nurses (include nurse assistant clinical, nurse assistant preventive auxiliaries); f (frequency)
  2. *Fisher’s exact