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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of healthcare providers

From: The effects of enhanced primary healthcare interventions on primary care providers’ job satisfaction

CharacteristicsBaseline17 months 
Control
n = 498
Intervention
n = 544
p-value aControl
n = 570
Intervention
n = 645
p-value a
Age (years) b33.3(7.5)33.4(7.7)0.97634.5(6.8)34.1(7.0)0.400
Sex = Female410(82.3)455(83.6)0.631477(83.7)525(81.4)0.331
Categories    0.882    0.507
 Doctors94(18.9)104(19.1) 127(22.3)132(20.5) 
 AMOs63(12.7)60(11.0) 60(10.5)75(11.6) 
 Nurses283(56.8)316(58.1) 309(54.2)338(52.4) 
 ISS personnel58(11.6)64(11.8) 74(13.0)100(15.5) 
Educational level    0.747    0.096
 Master Degree23(4.6)20(3.7) 30(5.3)19(2.9) 
 Bachelor Degree134(26.9)148(27.2) 180(31.6)221(34.3) 
 Certificate / Diploma341(68.5)376(69.1) 360(63.2)405(62.8) 
Overall duration in practice (year) b
 All categories9.3(7.1)9.1(7.3)0.65810.3(6.5)10.0(6.8)0.430
 Doctors8.0(5.1)7.5(4.9)0.5128.4(4.8)8.3(4.8)0.797
 AMOs7.5(7.6)6.7(7.1)0.5428.9(6.7)8.9(6.6)0.978
 Nurses10.9(7.6)10.8(8.0)0.83112.4(6.8)12.0(7.3)0.578
 ISS personnel5.3(3.0)5.4(4.1)0.7615.8(3.9)5.9(4.4)0.838
Duration in primary care (year) b
 All categories6.3(6.3)6.0(6.0)0.4717.3(6.0)7.0(6.0)0.395
 Doctors4.7(4.6)4.0(3.8)0.3074.6(4.1)4.8(4.3)0.610
 AMOs5.4(6.1)4.7(6.3)0.5526.7(5.9)6.2(5.5)0.622
 Nurses7.7(7.0)7.4(6.7)0.6159.4(6.3)9.0(6.5)0.362
 ISS personnel3.0(2.2)3.5(2.3)0.2493.9(2.9)4.1(3.3)0.637
Hours spent per week on direct patient care28.8(12.2)27.2(12.4)0.00531.4(9.8)30.6(9.5)0.097
Average consultation length for DM/ HPT/HLD (min) b
 All categories16.3(11.4)16.9(11.4)0.51316.6(11.1)17.4(11.6)0.348
 Doctors12.3(7.1)11.6(4.5)0.46313.0(6.0)13.3(4.9)0.660
 AMOs12.3(9.2)13.2(9.6)0.60712.3(7.9)11.1(5.8)0.521
 Nurses19.3(12.2)20.4(12.4)0.47220.6(11.4)19.9(14.6)0.678
 ISS personnel19.9(13.8)19.2(13.8)0.80219.3(16.5)21.7(12.8)0.337
  1. AMO assistant medical officer, ISS integrated specialised service, DM diabetes mellitus, HPT hypertension, HLD hyperlipidaemia
  2. a Chi-square test for categorical and t-test for numerical variable, between intervention and control groups
  3. b Numerical variables are presented in mean (SD), the other variables that are not indicated are presented in n (%)