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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (n = 42)

From: Swimming against the tide: A Canadian qualitative study examining the implementation of a province-wide public health initiative to address health equity

Characteristic (Pre-defined sampling criteria) No. of participants (n = 42) % of Total
 Gender
  Female 37 88 %
  Male 5 12 %
 Age
   < 40 11 26 %
  40-50 14 33 %
   > 50 17 41 %
 Rolea
  Public Health Nurse 24 57 %
  Other 18 43 %
 Years in Profession
   < 10 10 23.8 %
  10-19 9 21.4 %
   > 20 23 54.8 %
 Years in Public Health Practice
   < 5 11 26.2 %
  5-10 6 14.3 %
   > 10 25 59.5 %
No. of PHUs represented by participants 22/36b 61.1 %
No. of PHUs where both SDH-PHNs interviewed 4/22c 18 %
No. of PHUs where more than one role interviewed (always included PHN) 11/22 50 %
  1. aOther role category includes Chief Nursing Officers, Directors, Managers, Chief Executive Officers, (Associate) Medical Officers of Health, and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care staff (numbers per role too small to report)
  2. b36 = Number of PHUs in Ontario
  3. c22 = Number PHUs represented by study participants