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Table 1 Composition of the survey sample

From: 'I believe that the staff have reduced their closeness to patients': an exploratory study on the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff in four rural hospitals in Uganda

Type of staff   All hospitals
N = 237
Hospital A
N = 77
Hospital B
N = 46
Hospital C
N = 70
Hospital D
N = 44
Support staff   36 (15%) 10 (13%) 8 (17%) 12 (17%) 6 (14%)
Clinical staff Allied health professional 27 (11%) 6 (8%) 5 (11%) 8 (11%) 8 (18%)
  Enrolled Nurse/Midwife 74 (31%) 23 (30%) 14 (30%) 19 (27%) 18 (41%)
  Doctor 8 (3%) 3 (4%) 2 (4%) 1 (1%) 2 (5%)
  Nursing assistant 70 (30%) 28 (36%) 11 (24%) 24 (34%) 7 (16%)
  Registered Nurse/Midwife 22 (9%) 7 (9%) 6 (13%) 6 (9%) 3 (7%)
  Sample of clinical staff as percentage of total number of clinical staff in hospital   65%* 46% 39% 35%
  1. Allied health professionals = clinical officers, laboratory assistants, pharmacy assistants etc.
  2. * The percentage of staff in hospital A participating in the study is higher than in the other hospitals. This is probably due to better mobilization of staff by management compared to the other hospitals.