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Table 1 Participant characteristics (N = 312)

From: Quality of antenatal care services in Rwanda: assessing practices of health care providers

Variables Frequency Percent
Province (n = 312)
 Kigali 113 36.2
 Northern province 199 63.8
Sex (n = 311)
 Female 245 78.8
 Male 66 21.2
Age group (n = 308)
 20–30 90 29.2
 31–41 168 54.5
  ≥ 42 50 16.2
Health care providers’ highest attained education level (n = 303)
 A3/A2 nurses 210 69.3
 A1/A0 nurses 69 22.8
 A1/A0 midwives 24 7.9
Years of work experience (n = 309)
  < 1 year 24 7.9
 1–3 years 75 24.2
 4–6 years 59 19.0
  > 6 years 151 48.9
In-service training sessions in ANCa services in the past 2 years (n = 310)
 No 280 90.0
 Yes 30 10.0
Last time received training in ANC (n = 311)
 Never received training in ANC 172 55.5
 Do not remember 12 3.8
  ≤ 1 year ago 17 5.8
 2-5 years ago 82 26.6
  > 5 years ago 28 8.9
Feedback on your work performance from your superior or colleagues (n = 312)
 No 19 6.1
 Yes 293 93.9
Number of feedbacks during the past year (n = 292)
 1 39 13.4
 2 23 7.9
 3 45 15.4
  ≥ 4 185 63.4
Did you contact the CHWb in the village to ask her to send a woman to ANC clinic (n = 310)
 No 45 14.5
 Yes 265 85.5
Average duration of ANC consultation (minutes) (n = 309)
  ≤ 15 79 25.3
  ≥ 16 230 73.7
  1. aANC antenatal care, bCHW community health worker