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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the health care workers (n = 190)

From: Predictors of nurses’ and midwives’ intentions to provide maternal and child healthcare services to adolescents in South Africa

Total   Count (n) Percent (%)
190 100
Gender Male 9 4.8
Female 179 95.2
Age group 20–29 12 7.8
30–39 32 20.8
40–49 45 29.2
50–59 51 33.1
≥ 60 14 9.1
Province Gauteng 12 6.6
Mpumalanga 16 8.8
Western Cape 21 11.6
Eastern Cape 23 12.7
Northern Cape 27 14.9
Free State 24 13.3
Kwazulu-Natal 17 9.4
Limpopo 26 14.4
North-West 15 8.3
Type of facility where the nurses and midwives work Clinic 147 81.2
CHC 34 18.8
Facility Setting where the nurses and midwives work Urban 53 28.3
Rural 134 71.7
Current position of the nurses and midwives at the facility where they work Registered Midwife 57 30.0
Registered Nurse/Staff Nurse/Enrolled Nurse 104 54.7
Other: nurses who are neither registered midwives or nurses 29 15.3
Years of experience 1–5 years 49 28.0
6–10 years 46 26.3
11–15 years 27 15.4
16–20 years 15 8.6
21–30 years 34 19.4
≥ 31 years 4 2.3
Educational background Degree in Nursing 48 27.0
Diploma in Nursing and Other: nurses with less than a degree or diploma qualification 130 73.7