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Table 4 Primary place of employment by region of primary employment

From: Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: a national survey

Primary place of employment Atlantic
n (%)
QC
n (%)
ON
n (%)
MB/SK
n (%)
AB/BC
n (%)
Territories
n (%)
Total
N (%)
 Hospital 465 (48.7) 133 (42.9) 223 (53.2) 282 (33.9) 291 (45.0) 192 (31.3) 1 586 (42.0)
 Nursing home/long-term care facility 232 (24.3) 37 (11.9) 79 (18.9) 231 (27.8) 139 (21.5) 61 (10.0) 779 (20.6)
 Community health center 60 (6.3) 57 (18.4) 24 (5.7) 64 (7.7) 46 (7.1) 200 (32.6) 451 (11.9)
 Home care agency 42 (4.4) 6 (1.9) 21 (5.0) 50 (6.0) 30 (4.6) 17 (2.8) 166 (4.4)
 Public health unit 35 (3.7) 9 (2.1) 22 (2.6) 33 (5.1) 27 (4.4) 127 (3.4)
 Physician’s office 30 (3.1) 18 (5.8) 34 (8.1) 12 (1.4) 20 (3.1) 9 (1.5) 123 (3.3)
 Mental health/crisis center 14 (1.5) 10 (2.4) 52 (6.3) 37 (5.7) 9 (1.5) 122 (3.2)
 Integrated facility 15 (1.6) 31 (10.0) 5 (1.2) 54 (6.5) 8 (1.2) 6 (1.0) 119 (3.2)
 Educational institution 23 (2.4) 6 (1.9) 6 (0.7) 10 (1.5) 16 (2.6) 61 (1.6)
 Multidisciplinary primary health care clinic 15 (1.6) 20 (2.4) 6 (0.9) 8 (1.3) 56 (1.5)
 Professional association/government 7 (0.7) 11 (1.3) 31 (5.1) 55 (1.5)
 Other 6 (0.6) 10 (1.2) 7 (1.1) 27 (4.4) 54 (1.4)
 Private nursing/self-employed 6 (0.6) 6 (0.7) 7 (1.1) 5 (0.8) 31 (0.8)
 Rehab/convalescent centre 5 (1.6) 7 (0.8) 19 (0.5)
 Occupational health 13 (0.3)
 Nurse practitioner-led clinic 13 (0.3)
Total sample 955 310 419 832 646 613 3 775