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Table 1 Age, gender, and marital status, by practice area.

From: Practice area and work demands in nurses' aides: a cross-sectional study

Practice area   45 years or older Male Single
  N Row % Row % Row %
Somatic hospital department 840 64.1 ** 2.3 22.7 *
Psychiatric hospital department 466 58.2 ** 13.7 ** 21.5
Paediatric hospital department 115 59.1 0.9 23.5
Nursing home 2750 49.4 ** 1.9 ** 18.0
Home or apartment unit for the aged 640 50.5 3.1 17.5
Community nurse unit 1003 45.8 ** 2.8 20.2
Institution for mentally handicapped 672 45.8 ** 8.6 ** 19.0
Other 392 53.8 4.8 17.1
Total sample 6485 51.6 3.8 19.2
  1. N = The number of respondents working in each practice area; as the categories are not mutually exclusive, the sum of respondents in each area is higher than the total sample.
  2. Row % = The proportion of respondents with the noted characteristic; for example, the proportion of male respondents in somatic hospital departments was 2.3 %.
  3. * P < 0.01; ** P < 0.001.
  4. The P-values refer to chi square tests, in which respondents working in the noted practice area are compared with respondents not working in this area (all together).