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Table 1 Demographics of participants

From: Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: a mixed methods study assessing barriers and facilitators to guideline adherence

Characteristics Hospital A (N = 87) Hospital B (N = 63)
Gendera
  Male 18 (21 %) 20 (32 %)
  Female 66 (76 %) 42 (67 %)
  Missing 3 (3 %) 1 (2 %)
Agea
  Less than 25 5 (6 %) 2 (3 %)
  Between 25 and 34 41 (47 %) 23 (37 %)
  Between 35 and 44 19 (22 %) 14 (22 %)
  Between 45 and 54 16 (18 %) 17 (27 %)
  More than 55 3 (3 %) 6 (10 %)
  Missing 3 (3 %) 1 (2 %)
Job positiona
  Nurses 30 (35 %) 27 (43 %)
  Pharmacists 22 (25 %) 4 (6 %)
  Respiratory therapists 34 (39 %) 15 (24 %)
  Physicians 1 (1 %) 17 (27 %)
Work shift b
  7 am – 7 pm 40 (46 %) 36 (57 %)
  7 pm – 7 am 18 (21 %) 15 (24 %)
  7 am – 3 pm 19 (22 %) 13 (21 %)
  3 pm – 11 pm 8 (9 %) 10 (16 %)
  11 pm – 7 am 7 (8 %) 5 (8 %)
Average length working for the present employer 10.5 years 9.2 years
Average length working in the current position 8.8 years 8.8 years
  1. aTotal percentage does not sum to 100 % because of rounding
  2. bTotal percentage exceeds 100 % because more than one option could be chosen