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Table 2 Background characteristics among students who consented to participate.

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

  EX2002 EX2004 EX2006
Country of birth    
Swedish: Yes 93.8 91.2 91.1
Previous education    
   % Training as nursing assistant 42.5 45.4 35.8
   % Higher education 22.1 25.1 28.9
   % Bachelor's degree 2.6 2.9 6.3
Previous work experience
in the healthcare sector (%)
54.1 60.1 54.1
Nurse among relatives (%) 42.2 44.0 44.2
Civil status    
% Cohabiting 66.5 62.0 63.6
% With children 43.0 40.1 39.0
Self-rated health    
   % good 60.4 58.9 48.8
  1. Note: Data taken from the baseline questionnaires.