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Table 1 Distributions of age and sex among eligible students and students who consented to participate.

From: Monitoring the newly qualified nurses in Sweden: the Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE) study

    EX2002 EX2004 EX2006
Sampling frames N Number of eligible students 1700 2331 2107
   Semester when first assessed 6th out of 6 2nd out of 6 6th out of 6
   Expected graduation end of 2002 end of 2004 end of 2006
  Sex % of females 88.2 87.9 86.0
   % of males 11.8 12.1 14.0
  Age Mean 30.5 28.3 29.8
   Standard deviation 7.4 7.2 7.1
   Range 21 - 54 20 - 57 21 - 55
   % aged ≤24 27.5 41.9 29.2
   % aged 25 - 34 43.2 36.3 46.2
   % aged ≥35 29.3 21.8 24.6
Cohorts N Number in cohort 1155 1702 1459
  % Response rate 67.9 73.0 69.2
  Sex % of females 89.2 89.1 89.0
   % of males 10.8 10.9 11.0
  Age Mean 30.5 28.4 29.9
   Standard deviation 7.4 7.2 7.1
   Range 21 - 52 20 - 52 21 - 54
   % ≤24 28.4 42.0 28.9
   % 25 - 34 42.1 36.1 46.2
   % ≤35 29.5 21.9 24.9
  Rate Highest response rate to date 91.7 92.1 78.1
   Lowest response rate to date 80.8 69.0 78.1
  1. Note: Administrative data taken from the sampling frames.