Table 1

 Demographic characteristics of nursing staff pre-intervention and post-intervention

CharacteristicsPre-intervention (1995–97)Post-intervention (1998–2000)
*Certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses.
% Total workforce (based on work hours) in nursing*5252
Mean age (years)37.738.5
% By age group (years)
    <25119
    ⩾25–<352621
    ⩾35–<453134
    ⩾45–<552022
    ⩾551313
% Female of the nursing workforce9594