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Table 3 Description of RN and AHP samples (n = 483 RNs and n = 177 AHPs)

From: The early retiree divests the health workforce: a quantitative analysis of early retirement among Canadian Registered Nurses and allied health professionals

  RNs
(n = 483)
AHPs
(n = 177)
Education level
 Less than bachelor’s degree 149 (31%) 26 (15%)
 Bachelor’s degree 255 (53%) 92 (52%)
 Post-bachelor’s education 79 (16%) 59 (33%)
Marital status
 Single 272 (56%) 68 (38%)
 Married or living with partner 211 (44%) 109 (62%)
Gender
 Male 14 (3%) 38 (21%)
Age at data collection
 Mean (SD) 68.4 (7.7) 68.9 (8.4)
Province of residence
 Alberta 66 (14%) 17 (10%)
 British Columbia 108 (22%) 48 (27%)
 Manitoba 41 (8%) 15 (8%)
 New Brunswick 7 (1%) 2 (2%)
 Newfoundland and Labrador 34 (7%) 9 (5%)
 Nova Scotia 30 (6%) 14 (8%)
 Ontario 95 (20%) 40 (23%)
 Prince Edward Island 10 (2%) 6 (3%)
 Québec 72 (15%) 19 (11%)
 Saskatchewan 20 (4%) 6 (3%)
Household income
 Less than $20 000 8 (2%) 1 (1%)
 $20 000 to < $50 000 128 (29%) 33 (20%)
 $50 000 to < $100 000 220 (50%) 84 (51%)
 $100 000 to < $150 000 57 (13%) 27 (16%)
 > $150 000 25 (6%) 19 (12%)
 Early retirement 411 (85%) 137 (77%)
Factors contributing to retirement
 Financial possibility 218 (45%) 88 (50%)
 Pension eligibility 147 (30%) 69 (39%)
  “Tired of work” 212 (44%) 89 (50%)
 Pursuit of hobbies 129 (27%) 70 (40%)
 Retirement (dis)incentives 25 (5%) 13 (7%)
 Organizational restructuring 57 (12%) 15 (9%)
 Agreement with spouse 110 (23%) 40 (23%)
 Caregiving responsibilities 73 (15%) 23 (13%)