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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (n = 63)

From: Midwives’ challenges and factors that motivate them to remain in their workplace in the Democratic Republic of Congo—an interview study

Variable Midwives, n (%)
Gender and age
 Male 14 (22%)
 Female 49 (78%)
Age range, years 28–67
Mean age, years 42
Professional education
 Midwife 3 years direct entry 53 (84%)
 Nurse-midwife (1 year post-nursing programme) 1 (2%)
 Auxiliary nurse-midwife 9 (14%)
Highest level of completed academic qualification
 Bachelor’s degree in either obstetrics, education and administration, public health, or community health/epidemiology 13 (21%)
 No academic degree 50 (79%)
Years working as a midwife
 Range 0–46
 Mean 9