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Table 2 Study district characteristics and socio-demographic information on transferees (n = 44)

From: Health worker transfer processes within the public health sector in Ghana: a study of three districts in the Eastern Region

  Akwapim North (n = 24) Kwahu West (n = 8) Upper Manya Krobo (n = 12) n (%)
Age
 Mean (SD) 40.8 (13) 32.4 (9.1) 31.6 (9.3) 36.9 (12.1)
 Range 25–59 26–53 23–53 23–59
Sex
 Female 21 (87.5) 4 (50) 7 (58.3) 32 (72.7)
 Male 3 (12.5) 4 (50) 5 (41.2) 12 (27.3)
Marital status
 Married 16 (66.8) 4 (50) 5 (41.3) 25 (56.8)
 Unmarried 5 (20.8) 4 (50) 7 (58.3) 16 (36.4)
 Other 3 (12.5) 0 0 3 (6.8)
Profession
 Doctor 0 2 (25) 0 2 (4.6)
 Nurse 2 (8.3) 1 (12.5) 0 3 (6.8)
 Community health nurse 12 (50) 4 (50) 9 (75) 25 (56.8)
 Midwife 6 (25) 1 (12.5) 0 7 (15.9)
 Physician assistant 2 (8.3) 0 1 (8.3) 3 (6.8)
 Public health nurse 0 0 1 (8.3) 1 (2.3)
 Disease control officer 0 0 1 (8.3) 1 (2.3)
 Accountant 2 (8.3) 0 0 2 (4.6)
Educational background
 Certificate 18 (79.2) 5 (62.5) 9 (75) 33 (75)
 Diploma 4 (16.7) 1 (12.5) 3 (25) 8 (18.2)
 Bachelor 1 (4.2) 1 (12.5) 0 2 (4.6)
 Master 0 1 (12.5) 0 1 (2.3)
Years in profession
 Mean (range) 10.2 (2–30) 6.5 (1–23) 5.3 (1.5–10) 8.3 (1–30)
Current facility type
 Health center 14 (58.3) 3 (37.5) 4 (33.3) 21 (47.7)
 CHPS 6 (25) 1 (12.5) 3 (25) 10 (22.7)
 Hospital 4 (16.7) 4 (50) 2 (16.7) 10 (22.7)
 District Health Administration 0 0 2 (16.7) 2 (4.5)
 RHC 0 0 1 (8.3) 1 (2.3)
Years at current health facility
 Mean (range) 1.3 (0–3) 0.9 (0–2.5) 1.4 (0–3) 1.3 (0–3)
Years at previous health facility
 Mean (range) 4.6 (0.5–20) 3.2 (1–6) 2.8 (0.5–9) 3.9 (0.5–20)
  1. CHPS Community-based Health Planning and Services Facility, RCH reproductive and child health