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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of MLPs responding to the Provider Survey

From: District health manager and mid-level provider perceptions of practice environments in acute obstetric settings in Tanzania: a mixed-method study

Demographic characteristics Number (%) Cadre Number (%)
Female 627 (74) Enrolled nurses 5 (0.6)
Age 26–55 years 716 (85) Registered nurses 150 (18)
Full-time employment 717 (85) Enrolled midwife 247 (30)
Permanent employment status 804 (95) Registered midwife 20 (2)
Employed in government facility 744 (88) Enrolled public health nurse 58 (7)
Highest level of training is certificate/diploma 469 (55)/230 (27) Registered public health nurse 11 (1.3)
Highest level of basic education is standard 7/form 4 210 (25)/ 547 (65) UAP 179 (21)
Mean length of time at facility 8.2 years Clinical officer 99 (12)
Mean tenure as a health worker 15.4 years Assistant medical officer 68 (8)
  1. Mid-level providers recruited from 8 regions: Mbeya (23 %), Iringa (15 %), Mwanza (13 %), Tanga (13 %), Pwani (12 %), Dodoma (11 %), Mtwara (7 %), Tabora (6 %)