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Table 2 Characteristics of health care providers in PMTCT clinics comparing those who were satisfied versus dissatisfied with their current job

From: Job satisfaction and turnover intentions among health care staff providing services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variables Satisfied
N (row %)
Dissatisfied
N (row %)
p value
Age in years (N = 197)    0.64
 < 30 14 (40) 21 (60)  
 30–40 37 (51) 36 (49)  
 > 40 38 (43) 51 (57)  
Sex (N = 192)    0.24
 Female 85 (46) 99 (54)  
 Male 2 (25) 6 (75)  
Duration in current position (N = 194)    0.84
 < 1 year 5 (42) 7 (58)  
 1–5 years 47 (48) 50 (52)  
 5–10 years 17 (40) 25 (60)  
 > 10 years 22 (51) 21(49)  
Education (N = 206)    0.51
 Primary school 9 (47) 10 (53)  
 Secondary school 22 (58) 16 (42)  
 College (certificate) 36 (47) 41 (53)  
 College (diploma) and above 29 (40) 43 (60)  
Professional title/cadre (N = 210)    0.17
 Nurse officer 27 (47) 31 (53)  
 Nurse midwife 20 (36) 35 (64)  
 Nurse attendant/auxiliary 38 (56) 30 (44)  
 PHN/HBC nurse 12 (41) 17 (59)  
Health facility level (N = 213)    0.29
 Hospitals and health centres 16 (39) 25 (61)  
 Dispensary 83 (48) 89 (52)  
Distance from home to work (N = 199)    0.53
 < 1 h 25 (54) 21 (46)  
 1–2 h 33 (48) 36 (52)  
 > 2 h 37 (44) 47 (56)  
Option preferred by womena (N = 202)    0.03
 PMTCT Option B+ 84 (50 84 (50)  
 Other PMTCT Options 8 (24) 26 (76)  
Feasible PMTCT Optiona (N = 197)    0.32
 PMTCT Option B+ 83 (47) 94 (53)  
 Other PMTCT Options 7 (35) 13 (65)  
Best for mother and babya(N = 200)    0.64
 PMTCT Option B+ 88 (49) 91 (51)  
 Other PMTCT Options 4 (19) 17 (81)  
  1. Some variables have missing data; thus, the total in each category does not always add up to N = 213
  2. PMTCT prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, HBC home-based care nurse, PHN public health nurse
  3. aHealth care workers opinions regarding Option B+