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Table 1 Socio-demographic and work characteristics

From: The mental health of nurses in acute teaching hospital settings: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristic (n = 381) Mean SD
Age (range 20-67) years 39.9 11.7
  n %
Female 315 82.7
Lives alone 96 25.2
Country of birth (n = 372)   
Australia 170 45.7
United Kingdom or Ireland 70 18.2
Asia 65 17.5
Europe 30 8.1
Other 39 10.5
Work classification   
*RN 216 56.7
*CNS/CNC/NP 84 22.1
*NM/NUM/Manager 41 10.7
*EN 18 4.7
*CNE/Educator 18 4.7
Other 4 1.1
Work contract   
Full time 303 79.6
Part-time (<1 FTE) 65 17.2
Casual/agency 12 3.2
Highest qualification   
Bachelor degree 160 42.0
Post-graduate certificate/diploma 84 22.0
Masters degree/ doctorate 56 14.7
Certificate only 41 10.8
Diploma only 36 9.5
  1. *Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist/Clinical Nurse Consultant/Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Manager/Nursing Unit Manager/Enrolled Nurse/Clinical Nurse Educator.