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Table 3 Reasons for health workers absence in primary facilities

From: Human resources for health care delivery in Tanzania: a multifaceted problem

Reason for absence Clinical staff
N = 40
Nurses
N = 45
  % %
Meetings/Seminars 38 (n = 15) 29 (n = 13)
Other official travel* 24 (n = 10) 25 (n = 11)
On leave 20 (n = 8) 20 (n = 9)
Long term training 8 (n = 3) 4 (n = 2)
On a different shift 5 (n = 2) 4 (n = 2)
Outreach 0 (n = 0) 2 (n = 1)
Sick 3 (n = 1) 9 (n = 4)
Other 2 (n = 1) 7 (n = 3)
  1. * Collecting vaccines, drugs or wages from the district offices