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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants, by country

From: Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of antenatal syphilis screening and treatment for the prevention of congenital syphilis in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia: results of qualitative formative research

  Zambia DRC Total
Characteristics of study participants • N of PCCs = 3 • N of PCCs = 8 • N of PCCs = 11
• N of authorities = 0 • N of authorities = 5 • N of authorities = 5
• N of Providers = 13 • N of Providers = 37 • N of Providers = 50
• N of Pregnant women = 13 • N of Pregnant women = 44 • N of Pregnant women = 57
PCCs Authorities (Individual Interviews) 0 5 5
 Female 0 2 2
 Male 0 3 3
Health Providers 13 37 50
 Female 8 (62%) 14 (38%) 22(44%)
 Male 5 (38%) 23 (62%) 28(56%)
 Age Median 40 (32–45) 38 (22–65)  
Speciallity
 Midwife and nurse 4 (31%) 29 (78%) 33(66%)
 Physician 1 (8%) 0 1(2%)
 Lab Technician 3 (23%) 8 (22%) 11(22%)
 Counselors 4 (31%) 0 4(8%)
 Nutritionist 1 (8%) 0 1(2%)
Pregnant women (Group Interviews) 13 44 57
 Age Median 24 (20–26) 22 (17–41)  
Parity:
 Primiparous 4 (31%) 27 (61%) 31(54%)
 Multiparous 9 (69%) 17 (39%) 26(46%)
Education
 Elementary school incomplete 1 (8%) 1 (2%) 2(4%)
 Elementary school completed 1 (8%) 3 (7%) 4(7%)
 High school incomplete 6 (46%) 23 (52%) 29(51%)
 High school completed 1 (8%) 16 (36%) 17(30%)
 University 4 (31%) 1 (2%) 5(9%)