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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristic of nurses in the 5 referral hospitals, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, 2013

From: Intent to stay in the nursing profession and associated factors among nurses working in Amhara Regional State Referral Hospitals, Ethiopia

Variable Number Percent
Sex   
Male 182 46.8
Female 207 53.2
Age   
20-29 116 29.8
30-39 221 56.8
40-49 52 13.4
Marital status   
Unmarrieda 157 40.4
Married 232 59.6
Highest level of nursing education   
Diploma (2 or 3 years) 188 48.3
Bachelor degree 201 51.7
Type of hospital   
Nurses from non-teaching   
referral hospitals 248 63.8
Nurses from a teaching   
referral hospital 141 36.2
Work experience as a nurse   
0-10 years 324 83.3
11-20 years 52 13.4
21-30 years 13 3.3
Job position   
Staff nurse 352 90.5
Head nurse 37 9.5
Current area of practice   
Medical department 99 25.4
Surgical department 107 27.5
Outpatient department 102 26.3
Pediatrics department 52 13.4
Othersb 29 7.4
Had dependent family members   
Yes 174 44.7
No 215 55.3
  1. aUnmarried includes: single (never married), widowed, separated and divorced.
  2. bOthers refers to ophthalmic, fistula and psychiatry units.