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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of emergency nurses and physicians who completed in-depth interviews 1

From: Implementation of smoking cessation guidelines in the emergency department: a qualitative study of staff perceptions

Characteristic EN (n = 19)2 EP (n = 11)3
Age, mean (sd) 40.1 (10.3) 39.6 (10.2)
Gender, % male 26 64
Race, % white 84 82
Diploma-educated RN or BSN, % 74 NA
Board certified in emergency medicine, % NA 45
Total experience (years), median (IQR) 8 (2-9) 10 (1-16)
ED experience (years), median (IQR) 7 (1-7) 7 (1-14)
Smoking status, % current smoker 16 0
  1. 1RN = Registered nurse, BSN = bachelor’s of science in nursing, NA = not applicable, IQR = interquartile range. The physician category includes a small number of physician’s assistants at each site.
  2. 253 and 47% of EN interviewees were employed at Hospitals 1 and 2, respectively.
  3. 346 and 54% of EP interviewees were employed at Hospitals 1 and 2, respectively.