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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of health workers and health facilities

From: Impact of reliable light and electricity on job satisfaction among maternity health workers in Uganda: A cluster randomized trial

  Overall Intervention Control p-value
Panel 1: Health Worker Characteristics
 Number of health workers 85 43 42  
 Female 84 (99%) 43 (100%) 41 (98%) 0.31
 Age, mean (SD) 34.2 (9.8) 33.4 (9.7) 35.1 (9.9) 0.43
 Number of deliveries last month, mean (SD) 17.4 (15.4) 15.2 (12.1) 19.5 (18.0) 0.20
 Education
  Only secondary 2 (2%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%) 0.27
  Certificate 49 (58%) 26 (60%) 23 (55%)
  Diploma or Bachelor 34 (40%) 15 (35%) 19 (45%)
Position
  Clinical/Nursing Officer 14 (16%) 7 (16%) 7 (17%) 0.11
  Enrolled Midwife/Nurse 58 (68%) 26 (60%) 32 (76%)
  Assistant/Traditional Birth Attendants 13 (15%) 10 (23%) 3 (7%)
 Years of experience, mean (SD) 7.9 (8.4) 7.5 (8.1) 8.3 (8.7) 0.66
 Satisfied with light and electricity 3 (4%) 1 (2%) 2 (5%) 0.54
 Job satisfaction index, mean (SD) 3.1 (0.8) 3.1 (0.8) 3.1 (0.7) 0.99
 Impact of lack of overhead light index, mean (SD) 3.2 (1.0) 3.2 (1.0) 3.1 (0.9) 0.64
Panel 2: Health Facility Characteristics
 Number of facilities 30 15 15  
 Facility level
  Health Center II 5 (17%) 3 (20%) 2 (13%) 0.77
  Health Center III 22 (73%) 11 (73%) 11 (73%)
  Health Center IV 3 (10%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%)
 Primary source of electricity
  None/lanterns 12 (40%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%) 0.89
  Grid 11 (37%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
  Solar 7 (23%) 4 (27%) 3 (20%)
 Facility gov’t owned 28 (93%) 13 (87%) 15 (100%) 0.14
 Monthly patient volume, mean (SD) 33.6 (17.2) 30.2 (18.1) 37.0 (16.1) 0.29
  1. MCH maternal and child health, SD standard deviation. See Table 4 in the Appendix for definitions of outcomes