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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the midwives (over entire study period from 2007–10)

From: The effects of midwives’ job satisfaction on burnout, intention to quit and turnover: a longitudinal study in Senegal

Variable   Initial sample T0 (n = 226) Departures (n = 41) Remaining midwives T1 (n = 185) P value ( P  < 0.05)
   Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p
Age (years)   40.4 (9.2) 40.9 (9.4) 40.3 (9.2) 0.71
Years in current position (years)   7.8 (5.7) 6.5 (4.9) 8.1 (5.9) 0.09
   N (%) N (%) N (%) P
Type of institution Capital 97 (42.9) 15 (36.6) 82 (44.3) 0.83
Regional 98 (43.4) 20 (48.8) 78 (42.2)  
District 31 (13.7) 6 (14.6) 25 (13.5)  
Level of education Middle school 40 (17.7) 6 (14.6) 34 (18.4) 0.23
High school 102 (45.1) 16 (39.0) 86 (46.5)  
Higher 84 (37.2) 19 (46.3) 65 (35.1)  
Rank Superior rank 47 (20.8) 6 (14.6) 41 (22.2) 0.22
Midwife 179 (79.2) 35 (85.4) 144 (77.8)  
Employee status Civil servant 161 (71.2) 33 (80.5) 128 (69.2) 0.08
  Contractual 65 (28.8) 8 (19.5) 57 (30.8)