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Table 1 Description of the cohort year 1 and 5

From: Change in depressive symptoms over higher education and professional establishment - a longitudinal investigation in a national cohort of Swedish nursing students

Time invariant factors Year 1 Year 5 Retention*
  N and (%) N and (%) (%) of cohort
Gender    
Male 184 (10.82) 136 (10.53) (73.91)
Female 1513 (89.18) 1156 (89.47) (76.40)
Age at baseline    
20-24 711 (41.94) 519 (40.17) (73.00)
25-29 351 (20.71) 263 (20.36) (74.93)
30-34 263 (15.47) 211 (16.33) (80.23)
35+ 372 (21.88) 299 (23.14) (80.38)
Prior work experience before nursing education    
Both within and outside health care 433 (25.47) 327 (25.31) (75.52)
Health care only 582 (34.24) 458 (35.45) (78.69)
Outside of health care only 482 (28.35) 354 (27.40) (73.44)
No prior work experience 196 (11.53) 147 (11.38) (75.00)
Missing 4 (<0.01) 6 (<0.01)  
Prior training as nurse assistant    
Yes 766 (45.06) 582 (45.05) (75.98)
No 923 (54.29) 701 (54.26) (75.95)
Missing 8 (<0.01) 9 (<0.01)  
Prior experience of higher education    
No prior experience 1260 (74.12) 954 (73.84) (75.71)
A year or less 301 (17.71) 230 (17.80) (76.41)
More than a year 124 (7.29) 96 (7.43) (77.42)
Missing 12 (<0.01) 12 (<0.01)  
University setting    
Major city 373 (21.98) 292 (22.60) (78.28)
Smaller city or rural area 1324 (78.02) 1000 (77.40) (75.36)
Time variant factor    
  N and (%) N and %  
Household composition    
Live alone 424 (24.94) 215 (16.64)  
Live with parents 96 (5.65) 9 (0.70)  
Live with partner 457 (26.88) 356 (27.55)  
Single with children 98 (5.76) 74 (5.73)  
Live with partner and children 563 (33.12) 635 (49.15)  
Missing 59 (3.48) 3 (<0.01)  
  1. *Proportion completers in the group still in study year 5, compared with the defined cohort of 1700