Table 2 Demographic profile (n = 1318)

From: Predictive factors of the general public’s willingness to be seen and seek treatment from a nurse practitioner in Australia: a cross-sectional national survey

Item n % of total sample % of sample heard of NP P value
Total population    53.3  
Sex     
 Male 602 45.7 43.9 .001
 Female 716 54.3 61.3  
Age
 18–34 years 255 19.3 43.9 .003
 35–44 years 186 14.1 48.4  
 45–54 years 219 16.6 53.0  
55 years and over 645 48.9 58.8  
Highest level of education
 Primary schooling or below 26 1.9 48.3 .001
 Secondary/High School 410 31.1 46.3  
 Technical studies or further education 292 22.2 45.9  
 University or Tertiary 583 44.2 62.4  
Australian State or Territory
 Australian Capital Territory 33 2.5 54.5 .845
 New South Wales 380 28.8 52.9  
 Northern Territory 28 2.1 57.1  
 Queensland 271 20.6 50.6  
 South Australia 89 6.8 52.8  
 Tasmania 35 2.7 71.4  
 Victoria 347 26.3 53.6  
 Western Australia 131 9.9 53.4  
Rurality
 City 652 49.5 54.0 .924
 Town/regional 321 24.4 51.7  
 Rural 345 26.2 53.7