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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (n = 406)

From: Radiographers’ self-assessed level and use of competencies—a national survey

  Years in present position
Total 0–5 years (I) >5–15 years (II) >15–25 (III) >25 (IV)  
n (%)a 378 (93.0) n = 111 (27.3) n = 110 (27.1) n = 61 (15.0) n = 96 (23.6) p-value
Age, m (SD) 47 (10.6) 39 (11.1) 46 (8.8) 50 (6.8) 56 (4.8) <0.001*
Sex, n (%)b       0.270*
Female 331 (87.6) 97 (87.7) 92 (83.6) 53 (86.9) 89 (92.7)  
Male 47 (12.4) 14 (12.6) 18 (16.4) 8 (16.1) 7 (7.3)  
Present position, n (%)c       0.036**
Reg. radiographer 306 (81.6) 89 (81.7) 81 (74.3) 52 (85.2) 84 (87.5)  
Reg. radiographer with specialisation 29 (7.7) 7 (6.4) 15 (13.8) 4 (6.6) 3 (3.1)  
Reg. nurse 7 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 5 (4.6) 1 (1.6) 1 (1.0)  
Reg. radiographer/nurse in management position 33 (8.8) 13 (11.9) 8 (7.3) 4 (6.6) 8 (8.3)  
Basic education, n (%)b       <0.001**; A, B, E, F
Reg. radiographer 276 (73.0) 96 (86.5) 55 (50.0) 39 (63.9) 86 (89.6)  
Reg. nurse in diagnostic radiology 100 (26.5) 15 (13.5) 53 (48.2) 22 (36.1) 10 (10.4)  
Other 2 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Highest academic level, n (%)d       0.394**
High school diploma 86 (33.9) 11 (11.8) 16 (20.8) 19 (63.3) 40 (74.1)  
Bachelor degree 151 (59.4) 77 (82.8) 52 (67.5) 9 (30.0) 13 (24.1)  
Master degree 14 (5.5) 3 (3.2) 8 (10.4) 2 (6.7) 1 (1.9)  
Postgraduate level 3 (1.2) 2 (2.2) 1 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Working place, n (%) e       <0.001**; B, C, E
University hospital 111 (29.8) 41 (36.9) 30 (28.0) 10 (16.7) 30 (31.6)  
County hospital 126 (33.8) 40 (36.0) 45 (42.1) 21 (35.0) 20 (21.1)  
District hospital 136 (36.5) 30 (27.0) 32 (29.9) 29 (48.3) 45 (47.4)  
  1. aMissing = 28 (7.0)
  2. bMissing = 28 (6.9)
  3. cMissing = 31 (7.6)
  4. dMissing = 152 (37.4)
  5. eMissing = 33 (8.1)
  6. Significant differences between: A. I–II; B. I–III; C. I–IV; D. II–III; E.II–IV; F. III–IV
  7. *One-way ANOVA test
  8. **Chi square test
  9. p-value 0.008 was used for post-hoc analysis
  10. Sign