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Table 1 Demographics, study population, and case-observation characteristics

From: Beyond coverage: improving the quality of antenatal care delivery through integrated mentorship and quality improvement at health centers in rural Rwanda

  Baseline Follow-up
# % # %
Demographics
 Number of health facilities 21   21  
 Number of nurses observed 45   35  
 Number of observations 330   292  
Nurse characteristics
District
 Southern Kayonza 18 40 8 23
 Kirehe 27 60 27 77
FANC trained 20 44 21 60
A2 level of educationa 43 96 32 91
Case-observation characteristics
Average number of observed cases per health center 16   14  
Antenatal care visit
 First 159 48 93 32
 Others 171 52 199 68
Nurse providers trained in FANCc 164 50 166 57
Nurse’s education level
 A2a 317 96 266 91
 A1b 13 4 26 9
  1. aA2 level is a high school (secondary) level as defined by Rwanda education council
  2. bA1 is two to three years of post-secondary education as defined by Rwanda education council
  3. cFANC: Focused antenatal care including a thorough individualized surveillance of the pregnant woman, systematic screening of conditions and diseases, detection and management of pregnancy-related complications, and provision of counseling, preventive measures and support plan essential for safe pregnancy and delivery