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Table 2 Characteristics of the Healthcare Aide Sample (n = 645)

From: Advancing the argument for validity of the Alberta Context Tool with healthcare aides in residential long-term care

Demographic Characteristic n (%)
Gender Male 32 (5.0)
  Female 609 (94.4)
  Missing Values 4 (0.6)
Age < 20 years 10 (1.6)
  20-29 years 100 (15.5)
  30-39 years 111 (17.2)
  40-49 years 199 (30.9)
  50-59 years 162 (25.1)
  60-69 years 62 (9.6)
  > 70 years 0
  Missing Values 1 (0.2)
Shift worked most of the time Day Shift 339 (52.6)
  Evening Shift 203 (31.5)
  Night Shift 103 (16.0)
  Missing Values 0
Education Level1 High school 563 (87.3)
  HCA Certificate 540 (83.7)
  Other Diploma/Degree 231 (35.8)
  Mean (SD)
Number of Years Worked as HCA 11.87 (9.78)
Number of Years Worked on Unit 4.86 (5.65)
Hours worked in 2 weeks 65.76 (17.95)
  1. 1 = individuals may fall into more than 1 category, therefore the sum of values is greater than 100%