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Table 6 1999–2000 transition frequencies for two cohorts of RNs (%)

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

  Sector in 1999
  Cohort 1: 21 – 23 years old in 1994 (aged 27 – 29 in 2000)
Sector in 2000 No. obs. Public hospital Private hospital Public other Private other Missing premises Not working Total
Public hospital 452 75 2 1 0 0 22 100
Private hospital 83 10 62 1 4 0 23 100
Public other 65 12 3 52 8 2 23 100
Private other 50 12 4 4 56 4 20 100
Missing premises 11 18 18 0 10 18 36 100
Not working 398 15 3 3 2 1 76 100
Total 1059        
  Cohort 3: 41 – 43 years old in 1997 (aged 44 – 47 in 2000)
Sector in 2000 No. obs. Public hospital Private hospital Public other Private other Missing premises Not working Total
Public hospital 2088 89 2 2 1 0 6 100
Private hospital 510 8 78 3 4 1 6 100
Public other 1092 8 1 70 12 1 8 100
Private other 619 2 3 22 64 3 6 100
Missing premises 124 15 2 26 19 22 16 100
Not working 799 24 6 14 8 3 45 100
Total 5232        
  1. Notes: These cohorts correspond to cohorts 1 and 3 from Table 5. The frequencies are in percentages and represent the distributions across the premises in 1999. For example, of the cohort 1 RNs working in public hospitals in 2000 (452 nurses), 75% were working in public hospitals in 1999, 22% were not working, 2% were working in private hospitals and so on.