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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Health worker experiences of and movement between public and private not-for-profit sectors—findings from post-conflict Northern Uganda

Characteristic Average Range
Age 42 years 30–60 years
Time spent working in the region 17 years 7–38 yearsa
Sex 23 % M, 77 % F
Cadres Clinical officers (15.38 %), nurses (57.68 %), nursing assistants (7.69 %), midwives (11.53 %), others (7.68 %)
District 27 % Pader, 27 % Kitgum, 19 % Amuru, 31 % Gulu
Sector 65 % public, 35 % PNFP
Type of health facility Hospitals (31 %), HC IV (15 %), HC III and II (46 %), others (8 %)
Highest level of formal education 69 % O’Levelb, 12 % A’levelb, 15 % diploma, 4 % degree
  1. aOne person was accepted with fewer than 10 years’ experience in one facility which lacked anyone meeting the selection criteria
  2. bO’level is the British Ordinary Level certificate, normally sat around 16 years old; A’level is the Advanced Level certificate normally sat at end of secondary school, at around 18 years of age