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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of nurses working in public hospitals in Mekelle City, North Ethiopia, 2015

From: Knowledge and factors associated with pain management for hospitalized children among nurses working in public hospitals in Mekelle City, North Ethiopia: cross sectional study

Variable Frequency (N = 251) Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 104 41.4
 Female 147 58.6
Age (in years)
 20–30 135 53.8
 31–40 49 19.5
 41–50 48 19.1
 50–60 19 7.6
Level of education
 Degree 220 87.6
 Diploma 31 12.4
Work experience (in years)
 <2 73 29.1
 2–5 59 23.5
 6–9 50 19.9
 10 or more 69 27.5
Ever worked in pediatric ward
 Yes 194 77.3
 No 57 22.7
Usual rotation
 Days only 74 29.5
 Nights only 5 2.0
 Rotating shift 172 68.5
Work site
 Emergency department 19 7.6
 PICU/AICU 45 17.9
 Medical ward 85 33.9
 Surgical ward 30 12.0
 Pediatric ward/burn unit 72 28.7