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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of our sample

From: Are midwives in the Netherlands satisfied with their jobs? A systematic examination of satisfaction levels among hospital and primary-care midwives in the Netherlands

 Hospital midwivesa
n (%)
Primary-care midwivesb
n (%)
P value
total103 (100)405 (100) 
Gender
 Male4 (4)4 (1)0.05
 Female99 (96)401 (99) 
Mean Age (±SD)42 (9.8)38 (10.5)0.001
Employed103 (100)77 (19)0.001
Self employed0 (0)313 (77)0.001
Total years of work experience Mean (SD)16 (9.0)13 (8.9)0.002
Years of experience at current work place Mean (SD)9.3 (7.0)9.7 (7.9)0.59
Working hours per week (SD)29 (5.6)44 (14.9)0.001
  1. aTotal number of hospital midwives registered in the Netherlands: N = 919
  2. bTotal number of primary care midwives registered in the Netherlands: N = 2231