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Table 1 Socio- demographic characteristics of nurses working in Jimma University specialized Hospital, 2019 (n = 224)

From: Caring behavior and associated factors among nurses working in Jimma University specialized hospital, Oromia, Southwest Ethiopia, 2019

VariablesCategoryNumberPercent
SexMale10849.3
Female11150.7
EthnicityOromo14767.1
Amhara6429.2
Others83.7
Marital statusMarried8739.7
Single13260.3
Educational statusDiploma12356.2
Bachelor degree and above9643.8
LanguageAfan Oromo11150.7
Amharic9242.0
Others167.3
Age (year)15–2417579.9
≥344420.1
Work experience (year)0–518684.9
≥63315.1
Working unitMedical ward5926.9
Surgical ward8739.7
Pediatric ward5424.7
Intensive care, psychiatry and maternity198.7
ReligionOrthodox8438.4
Muslim7132.4
Protestant5826.5
Others62.7
PositionStaff nurse19689.5
Nurse leader (manager)2310.5