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Table 1 Demographic and professional characteristics of respondents in APH and PPH (n = 296)

From: Experiences of frontline nursing staff on workplace safety and occupational health hazards in two psychiatric hospitals in Ghana

Characteristics Statistic
  Freq. %c
Gender
 Male 105 35
 Female 191 65
Age
  ≤ 30 years 170 57
 31–60 years 64 22
 Missing datad 62 21
Professional Category
 Professional Nurses 179 60
 Nurse-Assistants 115 39
 Missing datad 2 1
Work schedules
 Alternate between day and night shifts 145 49
 Permanent day shift only 142 48
 Permanent night shift only 3 1
 Missing datad 6 2
Work Experience
 More Experienceda 148 50
 Less Experiencedb 145 49
 Missing datad 3 1
  1. Source: Field Data (2010)
  2. Legend: APH Accra Psychiatric Hospital, PPH Pantang Psychiatric Hospital, n sample size
  3. aModeled in this study to mean workers who worked for 2 years or more
  4. bModeled in this study to mean Workers who worked for 1 year or less
  5. cAll percentages have been rounded up to the nearest decimal point
  6. dNumber of respondents who did not answer those questions