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Table 5 Working history of cohorts of RNs, distribution by sector (%)

From: Is there a crisis in nursing retention in New South Wales?

  Cohort 1: 21 – 23 years old in 1994 (aged 27 – 29 in 2000)
Sector 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Public hospital 71 54 47 41   40 43
Private hospital 7 6 6 7   7 8
Public other 11 4 4 5   5 6
Private other 10 6 5 4   4 5
Missing premises 1 1 2 1   1 1
Not working   29 36 43   43 37
Total 100 100 100 100   100 100
No. observations 1059 1059 1059 1059   1059 1059
  Cohort 2: 21 – 23 years old in 1997 (aged 24 – 26 in 2000)
Sector 1997 1998 1999 2000    
Public hospital 80   54 52    
Private hospital 11   8 8    
Public other 5   4 5    
Private other 3   2 2    
Missing premises 1   1 1    
Not working    31 32    
Total 100   100 100    
No. observations 1270   1270 1270    
  Cohort 3: 41 – 43 years old in 1994 (aged 47 – 49 in 2000)
Sector 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Public hospital 47 40 38 39   37 36
Private hospital 9 9 9 8   8 8
Public other 24 19 19 21   21 21
Private other 19 17 14 12   11 12
Missing premises 1 3 4 2   2 2
Not working   12 16 18   21 21
Total 100 100 100 100   100 100
No. observations 4221 4221 4221 4221   4221 4221
  Cohort 4: 41 – 43 years old in 1997 (aged 44 – 46 in 2000)
Sector 1997 1998 1999 2000    
Public hospital 49   42 40    
Private hospital 11   10 10    
Public other 22   21 21    
Private other 15   12 12    
Missing premises 3   2 2    
Not working    13 15    
Total 100   100 100    
No. observations 5232   5232 5232    
  1. Notes: Four cohorts of working RNs in specified age groups and years are followed over time. The columns indicate the percentage distribution of the cohorts according to their work status and premises.