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Table 1 Respondent characteristics (N = 835)

From: Prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections: a survey of ICU nurses’ knowledge and practice in China

Gender
 Female 498 (59.64%)
 Male 337 (40.36%)
Age, yearsa 26.54 (18–65)
Length of ICU nursing, years
 < 1 435 (52.10%)
 1– < 3 154 (18.44%)
 3– < 5 99 (11.86%)
 5–10 94 (11.26%)
 > 10 53 (6.35%)
Highest educational level
 Secondary 117 (14.01%)
 Tertiary school 337 (40.36%)
 Undergraduate 335 (40.12%)
 Postgraduate 46 (5.51%)
Nursing level
 Nurse 436 (52.22%)
 Nurse practitioner 227 (27.19%)
 Nurse-in-charge 118 (14.13%)
 Deputy chief nurse and above 54 (6.47%)
Establishment of nurses
 Establishment nurses 301 (36.05%)
 Personnel agent nurses 180 (21.56%)
 Contract nurses 354 (42.40%)
Hospital grade
 Grade A tertiary hospital 553 (66.23%)
 Grade B tertiary hospital 87 (10.42%)
 Grade A secondary hospital 146 (17.49%)
 Grade B secondary hospital 49 (5.87%)
Incidence of CLABSI in department last year (per 1000 catheter days)
 < 1‰ 325 (38.92%)
 1‰– < 3‰ 232 (27.78%)
 3‰–5‰ 87 (10.42%)
 > 5‰ 20 (2.40%)
 Do not know 171 (20.48%)
Sources of CLABSI information
 None 219 (26.23%)
 Guidelines 304 (36.41%)
 Workshops/courses 380 (45.51%)
 Colleagues 282 (33.77%)
 Scientific journals 201 (24.07%)
 Internet 257 (30.78%)
 Professional organization 220 (26.35%)
Do you feel you need more information about CLABSIs?
 No 130 (15.57%)
 Yes 705 (84.43%)
Province
 Guangdong 777 (93.05%)
 Other provinces 58 (6.95%)
  1. CLABSI, central line-associated bloodstream infections; ICU, intensive care unit
  2. aAge reported as mean and range