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Table 1 Demographic and professional characteristics (N = 610)

From: Israeli nurse practice environment characteristics, retention, and job satisfaction

Personal characteristics n % Professional characteristics n %
Gender: Female 468 78.5 Educational level: RN 127 21.6
  Male 128 21.5   BA to RN 41 7.0
  Missing 14    Generic RN 324 55.0
      RN to BSN 84 14.3
Age (years): 19-29 102 18.4   Other 13 2.2
  30-39 227 40.9   Missing 21  
  40-49 162 29.2     
  50-59 55 9.9 Post basic certification: Yes 296 51.7
  60+ 9 1.6   No 277 48.3
  Missing 56    Missing   37
Marital status: Single 109 18.5 Nursing role: Staff nurse 509 86.0
  Married 423 71.7   Asst head/Head nurse 50 8.4
  Divorced 54 9.2   Instructor 24 4.1
  Widowed 4 0.7   Manager/Supervisor 1 0.2
  Missing 20    Other 8 1.4
      Missing 18  
Religion: Jewish 452 77.8     
  Moslem 81 13.9 Employment status: Full time 486 83.4
  Christian 32 5.5   Part time 104 7.6
  Other 16 2.8   Missing 20  
  Missing 29      
Place of birth: Israel 255 51.4     
  Former USSR 243 43.8     
  W. Europe/ N. America 17 3.1     
  Africa 10 1.8     
  Missing 85