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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of 91 responding infection preventionists in Iowa

From: Knowledge sharing among healthcare infection preventionists: the impact of public health professionals in a rural state

Variable n (%)
Age Group  
 26-45 29 (31.9)
 46-55 35 (38.5)
 56-65 25 (27.5)
 >65 2 (2.2)
Female Gender 86 (94.5)
Education  
 2-3 Year College (Including RN) 35 (38.5)
 4 Year College 37 (40.7)
 Master Degree 16 (17.6)
 Professional Degree (ARNP, PA, etc.) 2 (2.2)
CIC Certification 22 (23.3)
APIC Member 69 (76.7)
Regular APIC Meeting Attendance – Local Chapter 51 (56.7)
Regular APIC Meeting Attendance – Statewide Meeting 61 (67.0)
Time in Current Position  
 Less than 1 Year 11 (12.1)
 1-2 years 10 (11.0)
 3-5 years 22 (24.2)
 6-10 Years 19 (20.9)
 More than 10 Years 29 (31.9)
Daily Efforts in Infection Prevention  
 <20% 20 (22.0)
 20%-50% 26 (28.6)
 More than 50% but less than 100% 17 (18.7)
 100% 28 (30.8)
Length of Career in Infection Prevention  
 Less than 1 Year 10 (11.1)
 1-2 years 7 (7.8)
 3-5 years 15 (16.7)
 6-10 Years 16 (17.8)
 More than 10 Years 42 (46.7)
Affiliation with an Academic Center 15 (16.5)
Use of the National Healthcare Safety Network 60 (65.9)