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Table 1 Respondent characteristics

From: The impact of inpatient suicide on psychiatric nurses and their need for support

   Total Females Males No/inappropriate answer
   n = 531 n = 332 n = 153 n=46
   n % n % n % n %
Mean age, +/- SD 41.9 ± 12.3 43.6 ± 12.4 38.2 ± 11.1   
  20 to 29 years 91 17.1 56 16.9 35 22.9 0 0.0
  30 to 39 years 99 18.6 50 15.1 49 32.0 0 0.0
Age group 40 to 49 years 135 25.4 97 29.2 38 24.8 0 0.0
  50 to 59 years 97 18.3 82 24.7 15 9.8 0 0.0
  60 years or older 36 6.8 29 8.7 7 4.6 0 0.0
  No/inappropriate answer 73 13.7 18 5.4 9 5.9 46 100.0
Total years of nursing experience, +/- SD 17.9 ± 11.9 19.8 ± 12.0 14.0 ± 10.8   
  Maximum years 55.0   55.0   47.0    
  Minimum years 0.1   0.1   0.3    
  No/inappropriate answer 65 12.2 14 4.2 5 3.3 46  
Total years as psychiatric nurse, +/- SD 11.8 ± 1.0 11.4 ± 9.0 12.6 ± 10.6   
  Maximum years 47.0   36.3   47.0    
  Minimum years 0.1   0.1   0.2    
  No/inappropriate answer 61 11.5 11 3.3 5 3.3 46  
  Registered nurse 317 59.7 209 63.0 108 70.6 0 0.0
Distinction Licensed practical nurse 155 29.2 113 34.0 42 27.5 1 2.2
  No/inappropriate answer 59 11.1 10 3.0 3 2.0 45 97.8
  Management: chief nurse or higher 61 11.5 36 10.8 25 16.3 0 0.0
Post Other 391 73.6 273 82.2 117 76.5 0 0.0
  No/inappropriate answer 79 14.9 23 6.9 11 7.2 46 100.0
  1. Description: Background factors of the subjects,i.e.,mean age,total years of nursing experience,total years of psychiatric nursing experience, distinction of nursing staff, ,post,experience of suicide someone close.