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Table 1 Respondent characteristics and future work plans

From: Work satisfaction of professional nurses in South Africa: a comparative analysis of the public and private sectors

   Frequency Valid percentage
Gender (N = 559) Male 33 5.9
  Female 526 94.1
  Total 559 100
Age (N = 562) < 30 24 4.3
  30–40 127 22.6
  > 40 411 73.1
  Total 562 100
Place of employment (N = 557) Mpumalanga 27 4.8
  Limpopo 42 7.5
  Northern Cape 11 2
  Gauteng 149 26.8
  Free State 36 6.5
  North West 24 4.3
  Eastern Cape 63 11.3
  Kwa-Zulu Natal 116 20.8
  Western Cape 89 16
  Total 557 100
Sector of employment (N = 550) Private 219 39.8
  Public 331 60.2
  Total 550 100
Intention to change sector (N = 540) Yes 188 34.8
  No 352 65.2
  Total 540 100
Years of nursing experience (N = 563) 0–9 66 11.7
  10–19 157 27.9
  > 20 340 60.4
  Total 563 100
Work plan for next 5 years (N = 536) Remain in current position 162 30.2
  Leaving nurse for another profession 68 12.7
  Quit nursing and retire from all forms of employment 50 9.3
  Work abroad 84 15.7
  Further training in nursing 125 23.3
  Others 47 8.8
  Total 536 100