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Table 1 Socio-demographic and nursing characteristics

From: The health and health behaviours of Australian metropolitan nurses: an exploratory study

Characteristic (n = 381) N %a
Age group (years, n = 360)
  ≤ 24 28 7.8
 25–34 111 30.8
 35–44 87 24.2
 45–54 87 24.1
  ≥ 55 47 13.1
Country/ continent of birth (n = 372)
 Australia 172 45.7
 United Kingdom and Ireland 68 18.2
 Asia 65 17.4
 Europe (non UK/ Ireland) 29 8.1
 Other 34 10.2
Nursing experience (years) (n = 368)
  < 10 150 40.8
 10–19 82 22.3
  ≥ 20 136 37.0
Work title
 Registered nurse 216 56.7
 Enrolled nurse 18 4.7
 Clinical nurse specialist 46 12.1
 Clinical Nurse Educator/Nurse Educator 18 4.7
 Clinical Nurse Consultant/Nurse Practitioner 38 10.0
 Nurse Manager/Nursing Unit Manager 29 7.6
 Manager/senior manager 12 3.1
 Other 3 1.0
Highest qualification
 Bachelor degree 160 42.2
 Bachelor degree plus certificate/diploma 84 22.2
 Masters or doctorate degree 59 15.2
 Certificate 41 10.8
 Diploma 36 9
  1. aPercentages may not total 100 due to missing values