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Table 2 Characteristics of the research population

From: The effect of an e-learning course on nursing staff’s knowledge of delirium: a before-and-after study

  Participants (%) (n = 978) Non-participants (%) (n = 218) P value
Age (202 missing values)    
<30 years 297 (35.5) 76 (48.4) <0.01
30-50 years 395 (47.2) 58 (36.9)
>50 years 145 (17.3) 23 (14.7)
Sex (69 missing values)    
Male 63 (6.8) 20 (10.2) 0.09
Female 868 (93.2) 176 (89.8)
Function (1 missing value)    
Nurse 945 (96.7) 199 (91.3) <0.01
Nursing student 9 (0.9) 11 (5.0)
Healthcare assistant 23 (2.3) 8 (3.7)
Level of education (216 missing values)    
Vocational 634 (75.8) 107 (74.3) 0.69
Bachelor or master 202 (24.2) 37 (25.7)
Experience (233 missing values)    
0-1 years 33 (4.1) 13 (8.4) 0.09
1-5 years 362 (44.8) 69 (44.8)
5-10 years 171 (21.1) 34 (22.1)
>10 years 243 (30.0) 38 (24.7)
Type of ward (0 missing values)    
Internal medicine ward 499 (51.0) 91 (41.7) <0.01
Surgical ward 414 (42.3) 119 (54.6)
Other 65 (6.7) 8 (3.7)
Type of hospital (0 missing values)    
University 114 (11.7) 18 (8.3) 0.10
Tertiary teaching 249 (25.5) 69 (31.7)
General 615 (63.9) 131 (60.1)