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Table 2 Characteristics of infection preventionists in the study

From: The status of infection prevention and control structures in Eastern China based on the IPCAF tool of the World Health Organization

  Total (n = 657) Tertiary care (n = 415) Secondary care (n = 242) P valuea
Age (years)     0.04b
 20–30 59 (9.0) 39 (9.4) 20 (8.3)  
 31–40 189 (28.8) 131 (31.6) 58 (24.0)  
 41–50 256(39.0) 145 (34.9) 111 (45.9)  
 > 50 153 (23.3) 100 (24.1) 53 (21.9)  
Gender     < 0.001b
 Male 65 (9.9) 55 (13.3) 10 (4.1)  
 Female 592 (90.1) 360 (86.7) 232 (95.9)  
Education level     < 0.001b
 Junior college and below 72 (11.0) 38 (15.7) 34 (14.0)  
 Undergraduate 523 (79.6) 316 (76.1) 207 (85.5)  
 Postgraduate and above 62 (9.4) 61 (25.2) 1 (0.4)  
Background     < 0.001b
 Nursing 478 (72.8) 261 (62.9) 217 (89.7)  
 Public health 59 (9.0) 54 (13.0) 5 (2.1)  
 Internal medicine 85 (12.9) 73 (17.6) 12 (5.0)  
 Laboratory medicine 19 (2.9) 13 (3.1) 6 (2.5)  
 Other 16 (2.4) 14 (3.4) 2 (0.8)  
Number of infection preventionists/100 beds 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.464c
  1. aComparing tertiary care hospitals and secondary care hospitals
  2. bChi-square test
  3. cT test