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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of nurses working in the emergency departments in Addis Ababa public hospitals, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 189)

From: Triage skill and associated factors among emergency nurses in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2017: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Category Frequency Percent
Sex Male 91 48.1
Female 98 51.9
Age < 20 3 1.6
20–30 147 77.7
31–40 31 16.4
> 40 8 4.3
Marital status Married 69 36.5
Unmarried 120 63.5
Religion Orthodox 85 45.0
Protestant 50 26.4
Muslim 40 21.2
Other 14 7.4
Ethnicity Oromo 56 29.6
Amhara 73 38.6
Tigre 41 21.7
Gurage 5 2.6
Other 14 7.5
Educational level Diploma 30 15.8
BSc degree 140 74.1
MSc degree 19 10.1
Work experience in emergency department Less than 1 year 93 49.2
3–5 years 72 38.1
Greater than 5 years 24 2.1
Work experience in triage unit Yes 37 19.6
No 151 80.4
Trainings taken Yes 93 49.2
No 96 50.8
Type of trainings taken Infection prevention training 31 33.0
25.4% had attended the Triage Officer Course 27 25.4
Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) training course 20 21.2
Trauma in nursing care 14 14.3
  1. ED emergency department