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Table 2 Characteristics of MHCWs participating in the longitudinal study

From: Assessing the impact of a motivational intervention to improve the working lives of maternity healthcare workers: a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of a feasibility study in Malawi

  Referral hospital
(n = 38)
n (%)
District hospital
(n = 67)
n (%)
Community hospital
(n = 40)
n (%)
Gender
 Female 34 (89.5) 41 (61.2) 28 (70.0)
 Male 4 (10.5) 26 (38.8) 12 (30.0)
Age, mean (sd) 34.5 (7.1) 31.5 (8.6) 34.2 (6.4)
Education
 Primary 3 (8.3) 1 (1.5) 1 (2.5)
 Secondary 8 (22.2) 25 (37.3) 17 (42.5)
 University 25 (69.4) 41 (61.2) 22 (55.0)
Training
 Certificate 4 (10.8) 9 (13.4) 4 (10.0)
 Degree 5 (13.5) 8 (11.9) 2 (5.0)
 Diploma 13 (35.1) 30 (44.8) 16 (40.0)
 n/a 15 (40.5) 20 (29.9) 18 (45.0)
Designation
 Auxiliary 16 (42.1) 21 (31.3) 18 (45.0)
 Clinical 3 (7.9) 19 (28.4) 5 (12.5)
 Nursing 19 (50.0) 27 (40.3) 17 (42.5)
Length of time in months working at facility, mean, sd 102.9 (69.4) 54.2 (65.5) 100.7 (70.6)