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Table 2 Characteristics of healthcare workers who participated in the quantitative survey (n = 87)

From: Prevention and care of hepatitis B in the rural region of Fatick in Senegal: a healthcare workers’ perspective using a mixed methods approach

Variable (% of missing data) Total HCW mainly involved in prenatal care activities (Group 1) HCW involved exclusively in vaccination activities (Group 2) p-valuea
(N = 87) (N = 47, 54%) (N = 40, 46%)
N (%) or median [IQR]
Age (years) (4%) 35 [30–40] 32 [27–37] 37 [33–50] 0.006
Gender
 Male 15 (17) 6 (13) 9 (22)  
 Female 72 (83) 41(87) 31(78) 0.231
Education level
  ≤ middle school 41 (47) 12 (25) 29 (72)  
  > middle school 46 (53) 35 (75) 11 (28) < 10−3
Initial training in the field of health or social care
 Nurses (registered and licensed professional) 25 (29) 16 (34) 9 (22.5) < 10−3
 Nursing assistant 17 (19) 7 (15) 10 (25)
 Midwife 15 (17) 15 (32) 0 (0)
 Laboratory technician 1 (1) 0 1 (2.5)
 Community healthcare worker 29 (33) 9 (19) 20 (50)
 Professional experience (years) (1%) 7 [4–14] 5 [3–10] 11 [7–17] 0.001
Decentralization level of the healthcare facility
 Regional hospital 8 (9) 7 (15) 1 (2) 0.150
 District healthcare center 26 (30) 13 (28) 13 (33)
 Primary healthcare post 53 (61) 27 (57) 26 (65)
  1. HCW Healthcare Workers, HBV hepatitis B virus, IQR interquartile range
  2. a Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables and Mann-Whitney test for continuous variables