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Table 1 Socio-demographic variables of the nurses

From: Assessment of knowledge about childhood autism among paediatric and psychiatric nurses in Ebonyi state, Nigeria

Socio-demographic   
variables Paediatric nurses Psychiatric nurses
Gender   
Male 5 (12.5%) 19 (47.5%)
Female 35 (87.5%) 21 (52.5%)
Age (years)   
Mean ± SD 33.95 ± 7.89 37.25 ± 7.32
Marital status   
Single 16 (40%) 13 (32.5%)
Married 22 (55%) 27 (67.5%)
Divorced/separated 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Widowed 2 (5%) 0 (0%)
Ethnic group   
Igbo 38 (95%) 40 (100%)
Yoruba 1 (2.5%) 0 (0%)
Others 1 (2.5%) 0 (0%)
Religion   
Christianity 40 (100%) 37 (92.5%)
Islam 0 (0%) 2 (5%)
Traditional 0 (0%) 1 (2.5)
Duration of work as specialist nurse (yrs) 5.9 ± 5.5 7.9 ± 5.2
Previous experience nursing children with autism 9 (22.5%) 18 (45)