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Table 2 General characteristics of participants

From: Motivation or demotivation of health workers providing maternal health services in rural areas in Vietnam: findings from a mixed-methods study

Participant characteristics Total Percent
Gender (female) 173 72.1
Ethnic people 42 17.5
Age group   
 20–29 31 13
 30–49 181 75.74
 50–60 28 11.6
Technical position   
 Medical doctor 58 24.2
 Assistant doctora 84 35
 Midwife 87 36.2
 Others (nurses, technicians) 11 4.6
Years of working in maternal health area   
 <5 years 56 23.3
 5–10 years 70 29.2
 >10 years 114 47.5
Qualifications   
 Secondary degreeb 166 69.2
 University or equivalent degree 64 26.7
 Postgraduate 10 4.2
Obstetrics expertise   
 No 107 44.6
 Yes 133 55.4
Night shift rostering   
 <4 days/month 11 4.9
 4–8 days/month 106 46.9
 >8 days/month 109 48.2
Receive training in the last 12 months   
 No 84 35.0
 Yes 156 65.0
  1. aAssistant doctors complete a 3-year training course in medicine and can prescribe
  2. bSecondary degree requires 2 years training and is similar to vocational training