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Table 5 Intention to leave the nursing profession, presented as the percentage of newly qualified nurses who have had such intentions during their first year after graduation, in the three cohorts.

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

  Total (%) Sex (%) X2(p) Age (%) X2(p)
   Male Female   ≤29 30 - 39 ≥40  
Often think about leaving the profession (%)
EX2002 10.1 13.2 9.8 1.2(n.s) 14.8 7.5 4.0 22.7(.001)
EX2004 9.2 9.9 9.0 0.1(n.s) 11.8 8.9 4.0 12.3(.002)
EX2006 19.0 23.2 18.5 1.5(n.s) 24.5 13.5 13.1 21.8(.001)
Actively applying for positions outside the profession (%)
EX2002 1.9 1.0 2.0 0.6(n.s) 2.3 1.6 1.4 0.9(n.s)
EX2004 1.5 2.5 1.3 1.0(n.s) 2.3 1.3 0.0 6.1(.047)
EX2006 3.0 4.5 2.9 0.8(n.s) 3.4 2.7 3.0 0.3(n.s)
Have a strong desire to leave the profession immediately (%)
EX2002 2.0 1.9 2.0 0.18(n.s) 2.5 2.0 0.9 2.0(n.s)
EX2004 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.1(n.s) 1.9 1.0 2.4 2.0(n.s)
EX2006 3.0 4.5 2.8 0.9(n.s) 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.1(n.s)