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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of intensive care nurses

From: Intensive care nurses’ knowledge and practice of evidence-based recommendations for endotracheal suctioning: a multisite cross-sectional study in Changsha, China

Characteristic Group Frequency Percentage (%)
Gender Male 40 14.23
Female 241 85.77
Age ≤ 20 3 1.07
21–30 186 66.19
31–40 80 28.47
41–50 12 4.27
Highest Level of Education Associate degree 26 10.94
Bachelor’s Degree 234 77.10
Master’s Degree 20 10.94
PhD 1 0.29
Years of work as registered nurses ≤ 5 110 39.15
6–10 109 38.79
11–15 37 13.17
16–20 13 4.63
> 20 12 4.27
Years of work in ICU 1–5 135 48.04
6–10 103 36.65
11–15 27 9.61
16–20 10 3.56
> 20 6 2.14
Type of ICU General 169 60.14
Cardiothoracic 3 1.07
Neurological 8 2.85
Respiratory 47 16.73
Emergency (department) 6 2.14
Coronary 20 7.12
Others 28 9.96
Job Title Nurse 40 14.24
Senior Nurse 154 54.8
Supervisor Nurse 81 28.83
Co-Chief Nurse 5 1.78
Chief Nurse 1 0.36
Number of Patients Per Nurse on Duty 1 6 2.14
2 47 16.73
3 101 35.94
4 97 34.52
≥ 5 30 10.68
Received specific ETS training Yes 193 68.68
No 88 31.32