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Table 1 Interviewees: sociodemographic characteristics (n = 82)

From: Beyond the hospital infection control guidelines: a qualitative study using positive deviance to characterize gray areas and to achieve efficacy and clarity in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections

Sociodemographic characteristics Category n (%)
Gender Men 25 (30.5)
Female 57 (69.2)
Age (years) Mean (Max, Min, SD) 35.3 (67, 18, 11.3)
Ethnicity Jewish 62 (75.6)
Arab 20 (24.4)
Country of Origin Israel 58 (74.4)
Other 24 (29.3)
Tenure (years) Mean (Max, Min, SD) 8.7 (40, 1, 8.6)
Position Nurse 47 (57.3)
Physician 14 (17.1)
Nursing aide 5 (6.1)
Nursing student 5 (6.1)
Cleaning staff 3 (3.7)
Other 8 (9.8)
Department GICU 45 (54.9)
MICU 37 (45.1)