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Table 1 Characteristics of nursing staff and nursing homes

From: Resident-to-resident aggression in Norwegian nursing homes: a cross-sectional exploratory study

Characteristicsn (%)Mean (SD)
NURSING STAFF (N = 3693)
Gender
 Female3362 (91.5) 
 Male312 (8.5) 
Age (years) 41.3 (14.0)
Professional occupation
 Assistant (no formal health education)1023 (28.1) 
 Licensed practical nurse1553 (42.6) 
 Registered nurse/social educator1070 (29.3) 
Working time
 Full-time (≥35 h per week)1503 (46.1) 
 Part-time (< 35 h per week)1757 (53.9) 
Unit of workplace
 Long-term care units2243 (63.7) 
 Dementia special care units766 (21.8) 
 Short-term care units511 (14.5) 
NURSING HOMES (N = 100)
Facility size (number of beds)
 Small (≤50 beds)63 (63.0) 
 Large (< 50 beds)37 (37.0) 
Location of municipalities
 Urban (level 1–2)31 (31.0) 
 Suburban (level 3–4)42 (42.0) 
 Rural (level 5–6)27 (27.0) 
Ownership
 Public94 (94.0) 
 Private6 (6.0)