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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (n = 275)

From: Continuing professional development training needs of medical laboratory personnel in Botswana

  Frequency Percentage
Cadre type   
  Medical laboratory technicians 153 55.6
Medical laboratory scientists 89 32.4
Laboratory managers 12 4.4
Others* 21 7.6
Years of service   
  <1 year 22 8
1–5 years 73 26.4
6–10 years 72 26.4
>10 years 105 38.0
Not specified 3 1.1
Current place of work   
  Ministry of Health laboratory 234 85.1
Private laboratory 30 10.9
Military hospital laboratory 3 1.1
Educational or research institution 5 2.2
Not specified 3 0.7
Supervisory responsibilities
  Number reporting supervisory roles 90 33
  Number not reporting supervisory roles 185 67
  1. *These participants were either working for a non-governmental organization or a training institution.