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Table 1 Demographic characteristics (N = 40)

From: Increasing undergraduate nursing students’ cultural competence: an evaluation study

Characteristic n %
Age
 17 1 2.5
 18 7 17.5
 19 7 17.5
 20 4 10.0
 21 9 22.5
 22 10 25.0
 23 2 5.0
 Mean (SD) 20.3 (1.7)
Gender
 Male 7 17.5
 Female 33 82.5
Home town
 In Hubei provincea 23 57.5
 In other provinces 17 42.5
Religion
 None 37 92.5
 Buddhism 1 2.5
 Protestantism 2 5.0
Ethnicity
 Han 33 82.5
 Tujia 3 7.5
 Hui 1 2.5
 Miao 1 2.5
 Zhuang 1 2.5
 Dong 1 2.5
Grade
 1st year 11 27.5
 2nd year 7 17.5
 3rd year 8 20.0
 4th year 14 35.0
Travel overseas
 Yes 3 7.5
 No 37 92.5
No. of visited overseas countries
 0 37 92.5
 1 3 7.5
English level
 CET-4 ≥ 425b 21 52.5
 CET-6 ≥ 425c 18 45.0
 TOEFL ≥80 1 2.5
Second foreign language
 Yes 10 25.0
 No 30 75.0
Previous related training
 Yes 1 2.5
 No 39 97.5
Total time of clinical nursing experience (months)
 < 1 15 37.5
 1–3 8 20.0
 > 3 17 42.5
Exposure to cultural diversity
 Often 17 42.5
 Sometimes 15 37.5
 Occasionally 6 15.0
 Never 2 5.0
Travel as a hobby
 Yes 31 77.5
 No 9 22.5
Type of Class
 International 30 75.0
 None-international 10 25.0
  1. Note: aThe university as the study setting is in Hubei province
  2. bCollege English Test Band 4, a standard English level test in China with a pass mark of 425
  3. cCollege English Test Band 6, a higher English level test in China with a pass mark of 425