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Table 1 Demographics characteristics of participants

From: Mental health literacy of school nurses in the United Arab Emirates

Demographic variables Levels n (339) %
Gender Female 292 86.1
Male 38 11.2
Missing 9 2.7
Age categories 20–29 97 28.6
30–39 142 41.9
40–49 64 18.9
50–59 14 4.1
60+ 5 1.5
Missing 17 5.0
Region of origin North Africa 18 5.3
Indian sub-continent 94 27.7
Middle East 47 13.9
Philippines 4 1.2
Missing 176 51.9
Years of residency in UAE 9 or less 82 24.2
10–19 41 12.1
20–29 14 4.1
30–39 19 5.6
40+ 6 1.8
Missing 177 52.2
Language spoken at home Arabic 68 20.1
English 28 8.3
Indian (e.g. Hindi, Bengali, Urdu…) 66 19.5
Filipino 4 1.2
Missing 173 51.0
Profession Medicine 6 1.8
Nursing 333 98.2
Qualification Diploma of nursing 114 33.6
Bacc. degree, nursing 43 12.7
Post-grad. cert. nursing 4 1.2
Bacc. degree in medicine 2 0.06
Missing 176 51.9
Years of nursing experience 0–< 5 82 24.2
5–< 10 69 20.4
10–< 15 82 24.2
15–< 20 36 10.6
20+ 48 14.2
Missing 22 6.5
Years of pediatric experience 0–< 1 26 7.7
1–< 5 91 26.8
5–< 10 39 11.5
10–< 15 26 7.7
15–< 20 6 1.8
20+ 13 3.8
Missing 138 40.7
K10 scores Mean 23.7 SD 11.7
K10 ranges/distress level Low 105 32.3
Moderate 78 24.0
High 44 13.5
Very high 98 30.2