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Table 1 Characteristics of nursing student sample (n = 1263)

From: Measuring the quality of nursing clinical placements and the development of the Placement Evaluation Tool (PET) in a mixed methods co-design project

VARIABLE CATEGORY NUMBER (%)
Gender Female 1133 (89.8)
Male 127 (10.1)
Other 1 (0.1)
Age group 19 or younger 156 (12.4)
20–25 402 (31.9)
26–30 144 (11.4)
31–35 152 (12.1)
36–40 141 (11.2)
41–45 121 (9.6)
46–50 86 (6.8)
51 or older 59 (4.7)
State of enrolment New South Wales 123 (9.7)
Queensland 580 (45.9)
Victoria 560 (44.3)
Degree type Single degree 1222 (96.8)
  Double degree 41 (3.2)
Year of degree First year 321 (25.4)
Second year 542 (42.9)
Third year 385 (30.5)
Fourth year 15 (1.2)
Last placement setting Acute hospital 688 (54.5)
Mental Health 245 (19.4)
Aged Care 223 (17.7)
Rehabilitation service 63 (5.0)
Primary care/ community 38 (3.0)
Other 6 (0.5)
Placement duration (days) First year 1–80 (mode = 10)
Second year 2–80 (mode = 15)
Third year 10–80 (mode = 30)
Fourth year 14–60 (mode = 30, 55)