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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of Respondents by sex

From: “I prefer a male nurse to a female nurse”: patients’ preference for, and satisfaction with nursing care provided by male nurses at the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital

Variables Gender p-value
Male Female Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age
 18–24 20 (20.8) 13 (24.1) 33 (22) 0.194
 25–34 24 (25) 14 (25.9) 38 (25.3)  
 35–44 28 (29.2) 9 (16.7) 37 (24.7)  
 45–54 12 (12.5) 4 (7.4) 16 (10.7)  
 55–64 6 (6.2) 9 (16.7) 15 (10)  
 65 and above 6 (6.2) 5 (9.3) 11 (7.3)  
Marital Status
 Married 44 (45.8) 14 (25.9) 58 (38.7)  
 Single 36 (37.5) 20 (37) 56 (37.3) 0.049a
 Separated 6 (6.2) 8 (14.8) 14 (9.3)  
 Divorced 6 (6.2) 7 (13) 13 (8.7)  
 Widowed 4 (4.2) 5 (9.3) 9 (6)  
Occupation
 Public sector 12 (12.5) 6 (11.1) 18 (12)  
 Self-employed 52 (54.2) 26 (48.1) 78 (52) 0.005a
 Private sector 18 (18.7) 2 (3.7) 20 (13.3)  
 Unemployed 2 (2.1) 8 (14.8) 10 (6.7)  
 Student 6 (6.2) 7 (13) 13 (8.7)  
 Retired 6 (6.2) 5 (9.3) 11 (7.3)  
Religious Beliefs
 Christianity 80 (83.3) 49 (90.7) 129 (86) 0.248
 Islamic 12 (12.5) 5 (9.3) 17 (11.3)  
 Traditionalist 4 (4.2) 0 (0) 4 (2.7)  
Educational level
 Basic education 52 (54.1) 28 (51.9) 80 (53.4) 0.015a
 Secondary 26 (27.1) 7 (13) 33 (22)  
 Tertiary 12 (12.5) 7 (13) 19 (12.7)  
 None 6 (6.2) 12 (22.2) 18 (12)  
Ethnic Group
 Akan 64 (66.7) 44 (81.5) 108 (72)  
 Ga-Adangbe 2 (2.1) 2 (3.7) 4 (2.7) 0.062
 Guan 2 (2.1) 3 (5.6) 5 (3.3)  
 Ewe 8 (8.3) 1 (1.8) 9 (6)  
 Mole Dagbani 20 (20.8) 4 (7.4) 24 (16)  
  1. aThe Chi-square statistic is significant at the 0.05 level