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Table 3 Characteristics of health care providers in PMTCT clinics comparing those who had an intention to leave their current job versus those with no such intention

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 Intention to leave current job: N (%) No intention to leave: N (%) p value
Age in years (N = 191)    0.05
 < 30 15 (43) 20 (57)  
 30–40 34 (48) 37 (52)  
 > 40 20 (24) 65 (76)  
Sex (N = 185)    0.41
 Female 4 (57) 3 (43)  
 Male 60 (34) 118 (66)  
Duration in current position (N = 186)    0.71
 < 1 year 7 (58) 5 (42)  
 1–5 years 35 (38) 56 (62)  
 5–10 years 12 (29) 29 (71)  
 > 10 years 16 (38) 26 (62)  
Education (N = 199)    0.25
 Primary school 3 (17) 14 (82)  
 Secondary school 7 (18) 31 (82)  
 College (certificate) 30 (42) 42 (58)  
 College (diploma) and above 33 (46) 39 (54)  
Professional title/cadre (N = 202)    0.65
 Nurse officer 18 (32) 38 (68)  
 Nurse midwife 21 (41) 30 (59)  
 Nurse attendant/auxiliary 21 (31) 46 (69)  
 PHN/HBC nurse 14 (50) 14 (50)  
Health facility level (N = 213)    0.01
 Hospitals and health centres 24 (59) 17 (41)  
 Dispensary 53 (31) 119 (69)  
Distance from home to work (N = 191)    0.14
 < 1 h 14 (31) 31 (69)  
 1–2 h 28 (42) 39 (58)  
 > 2 h 13 (16) 66 (84)  
Option preferred by womena (N = 198)    0.04
 PMTCT Option B+ 52 (32) 112 (68)  
 Other PMTCT Options 21 (62) 13 (38)  
Feasible PMTCT Optiona (N = 194)    0.87
 PMTCT Option B+ 63 (36) 111 (64)  
 Other PMTCT Options 8 (40) 12 (60)  
Best for mother and babya (N = 196)    0.51
 PMTCT Option B+ 62 (35) 113 (65)  
 Other PMTCT Options 10 (48) 11 (52)  
  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+