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Table 1 Socio-demographic and professional related characteristics of nurses in Public Referral Hospitals of West Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2021 (N = 407)

From: Working environment of nurses in public referral hospitals of West Amhara, Ethiopia, 2021

Variable category Frequency Percent
Age Category  < 30 years 181 44.5
30–40 years 118 29.0
 > 40 years 108 26.5
Gender Male 210 51.6
Female 193 47.4
Marital Status single 137 33.7
ever married 270 66.3
Educational level of nurses diploma 17 4.2
Degree 358 88.0
Msc and above 30 7.4
Position at work positioned 32 7.9
staffs 375 92.1
Professional experiences  < 5 years 133 32.7
5–10 years 205 50.4
 > 10 years 69 17.0
Working unit category Surgical ward 131 32.2
Medical ward 68 16.7
Chronic OPD 27 6.6
OPD 30 7.4
ICU 31 7.6
Oby-gyn ward 10 2.5
Emergency 24 5.9
Pedy ward 37 9.1
others 31 7.6
Salary category  <  = 5000 birr 36 8.8
5001–8000 birr 254 62.4
 > 8000 birr 117 28.7
Number of patient to whom the care is delivered per day  <  = 6 patients 135 33.2
7–12 105 25.8
 > 12 167 41.0
Working shift during the data collection period morning 294 72.2
Night 112 27.5
working hour per day  <  = 8 h 192 47.2
 > 8 h 215 52.8
Are you a member of any professional association? yes 189 46.4
no 218 53.6
professional association that participants are members Amhara health association 18 4.4
Ethiopian nursing association 135 33.2
Othersa 4 0.9
Flexibility of your working schedule Yes 281 69.0
No 121 29.7
Do you have Professional identification/batch in your hospital Yes 227 55.8
No 177 43.5
Are you satisfied with the current salary Yes 91 22.4
No 316 77.6
Do you have a future vision to the nursing profession development Yes 256 62.9
No 146 35.9
Is there a focus of ministry of health to the nursing profession? Yes 132 32.4
No 273 67.1
Is there free medical services available for nurses in your hospital? Yes 191 46.9
No 214 52.6
  1. aAmhara Public health association, Epidemiology association, Midwifery association