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Table 1 Cross country sample demographic results

From: Perceptions of perioperative nursing competence: a cross-country comparison

  Australia Canada Scotland Sweden Total Sample
n (%) 175 (22.8) 132 (17.2) 212 (27.6) 249 (32.4) 768
Gender
 Male 21 (12.0) 14 (10.6) 24 (11.3) 38(15.3) 97 (12.6)
 Female 154 (88.0) 118 (89.4) 188 (88.7) 211 (84.7) 671 (87.4)
Nursing role
 EN 0 (0.0) 14 (10.6) 4 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 18 (2.3)
 RN/OR practitioner 131 (74.9) 118 (89.4) 192 (90.6) 0 (0.0) 441 (57.4)
 Clinical nurse/manager 44 (25.1) 0 (0.0) 16 (7.5) 0 (0.0) 60 (7.8)
 RNA 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 125 (50.2) 125 (16.3)
 OR nurse 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 124 (49.8) 124 (16.2)
Specialist qualification
 Yes 51 (29.1) 103 (78.0) 96 (45.3) 58 (23.3) 460 (59.9)
 No 124 (70.9) 29 (22.0) 116 (54.7) 191 (76.7) 308 (40.1)
Years in the OR
 0–5 years 64 (36.6) 38 (28.8) 59 (27.8) 50 (20.1) 211 (27.5)
 6–10 years 33 (18.9) 26 (19.7) 42 (19.8) 60 (24.1) 161 (21.0)
  > 10 years 78 (44.5) 68 (51.5) 111 (52.4) 139 (55.8) 396 (51.5)
  1. Abbreviations: EN = enrolled nurse, RN = registered nurse, RNA = registered nurse anaesthetist, OR nurse = operating room (i.e., circulating/instrument/anaesthetic roles)