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Table 3 Characteristics of respondents - MLWs and district managers

From: Curriculum and training needs of mid-level health workers in Africa: a situational review from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda

  MLWs District Managers
  Kenya Nigeria Uganda Kenya Nigeria Uganda S Africa
n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Number of respondents 402 179 394 141 222 27 31
 Female 150 37.3 151 84.4 76 19.3 42 29.8 61 27.6 2 7.4 17 54.8
 Male 252 62.7 28 15.6 318 80.7 99 70.2 160 72.4 25 92.6 14 45.2
Age Mean ± SD 31.5 ± 8.2 41.4 ± 7.4 37.2 ± 8.8 39.8 ± 7.7 33.2 ± 7.0 46.5 ± 6.5 51.9 ± 6.5
Nature of district
 Predominantly rural 108 27.1 21 11.9 43 30.5 88 40.7 16 51.6
 Mixture of rural and urban 279 70.1 104 58.8 92 65.2 80 37.0 - - 11 35.5
 Predominantly urban 11 2.8 52 29.4 6 4.3 48 22.2 4 12.9
Sector of work
 Public sector 356 89.2 173 97.2         
 Mission & NGO 43 10.7 5 2.8         
Type of facility
 Health post/dispensary 37 9.3 15 8.4         
 Clinic & Health centre 86 24.1 162 91         
 District centre 243 61.1         
 Referral hospital 22 5.5 1 0.6         
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