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Table 2 Participant characteristics, n (%)

From: Nursing home nurses’ and community-dwelling older adults’ reported knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward antibiotic use

Participant characteristics Nurses (n = 31) Older adults (n = 66)
Age, mean ± SD 43 ± 13 72 ± 6
Female 27 (87%) 41 (62%)
Race
 White or Caucasian 11 (35%) 51 (77%)
 Black or African-American 16 (52%) 13 (20%)
 Asian-American 4 (13%) 1 (2%)
 Other 0 1 (2%)
Educational status
 Some high school or less 0 12 (18%)
 12th Grade Graduation or GED 0 15 (23%)
 Some College or Associate’s Degree, including LPN 15 (48%) 13 (20%)
 College Degree, including Bachelor’s of Nursing 15 (48%) 10 (15%)
 Masters, PhD, JD, or MD, including Masters of Nursing 1 (3%) 16 (24%)
Antibiotics in the past 6 months 4 (13%) 20 (30%)
Marital status (community sample only)
 Married/Partnered -- 35 (53%)
 Widowed -- 19 (29%)
 Divorced -- 10 (15%)
 Never married -- 2 (3%)
Self-reported health status (community sample only)
 Excellent -- 8 (12%)
 Very good -- 16 (24%)
 Good -- 28 (42%)
 Fair -- 13 (19%)
 Poor -- 1 (2%)
Years nursing experience (nurse sample only)
 Less than 2 years 5 (16%) --
 2–5 years 5 (16%) --
 6–10 years 4 (13%) --
 11–15 years 1 (3%) --
 16–20 years 4 (13%) --
 Greater than 20 years 12 (39%) --
Years worked at site (nurse sample only)
 Less than a year 13 (42%) --
 1–2 years 8 (26%) --
 3–5 years 7 (23%) --
 6–10 years 2 (6%) --
 11–15 years 0 (0%) --
 Greater than 15 years 1 (3%) --