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Table 1 The healthcare professionals sociodemographic characteristics

From: Motivating healthcare professionals (nurses, nurse assistants, physicians) to integrate new practices for preventing healthcare-associated infections into the care continuum: turning Positive Deviance into positive norms

Sociodemographic characteristics Category Total HPs (n = 135)
n (%)
Demonstrators (n = 27)
n (%)
Gender Male 39 (29) 9 (33)
Female 96 (71) 18 (67)
Age (years) Mean (range) 38 (22–65) 38 (22–65)
Ethnicity Jewish 82 (61) 15 (56)
Arab 53 (39) 12 (44)
Sector Nurse 115 (85) 21 (78)
Nurse assistant 12 (9) 3 (11)
Physicians 8 (6) 3 (11)
Seniority (years) Mean (range) 11 (0.5–38) 13 (1.5–38)
Hospital/Department Hospital 1/ MICU 37 (27) 7 (26)
Hospital 2 / Internal Medicine 26 (19) 5 (19)
Hospital 2 / Orthopedics 20 (15) 6 (22)
Hospital 3 / Internal Medicine 31 (23) 3 (11)
Hospital 3 / Orthopedics 21 (165) 6 (22)