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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of all training participants by region

From: Scaling up Ghana's national newborn care initiative: integrating 'helping babies breathe' (HBB), 'essential care for every baby' (ECEB), and newborn 'infection prevention' (IP) trainings

  BAR
n = 839
ER
n = 853
VR n = 560 AR
n = 1463
aTotal N = 3688
Age group:
 Less than 30 years 435 (51.9) 376 (44.1) 282 (50.4) 652 (45.4) 1745 (47.3)
 30–39 years 256 (30.5) 289 (33.9) 183 (32.7) 522 (36.4) 1250 (33.9)
 More 40 years 122 (14.5) 126 (21.5) 91 (16.2) 167 (11.7) 563 (15.3)
Gender:
 Male 149 (17.8) 106 (12.4) 124 (22.1) 205 (14.3) 584 (15.8)
 Female 690 (81.2) 747 (87.6) 436 (77.9) 1231 (85.7) 3104 (84.2)
Cadre:
 Paediatrician/ Obstetrician 6 (0.7) 9 (1.0) 3 (0.6) 14 (1.0) 32 (0.9)
 Anaesthetist 43 (5.1) 54 (6.3) 35 (6.3) 62 (4.3) 194 (5.5)
 Midwife 486 (57.9) 587 (57.1) 326 (58.2) 871 (60.7) 2170 (58.8)
 Medical Officer 56 (6.7) 46 (5.4) 49 (8.8) 42 (2.9) 193 (5.2)
 General Nurse 98 (11.7) 187 (21.9) 107 (19.1) 250 (17.4) 642 (17.4)
 PN/CN/EmN/PON 8 (1.0) 10 (1.2) 2 (0.4) 20 (1.4) 40 (1.08)
 EnN/HA/WA 97 (11.6) 8 (0.9) 16 (2.9) 117 (8.2) 238 (6.5)
 CHN and PHN 13 (1.6) 28 (3.3) 9 (1.6) 16 (1.1) 66 (1.8)
 MA/PA 16 (1.9) 19 (2.2) 19 (2.2) 18 (1.3) 5 (0.9)
 RHD/DHD 16 (1.9) 5 (0.6) 8 (1.4) 22 (1.5) 51 (1.4)
Clinical practice:
 Less than 1 year 115 (13.7) 12 (1.4) 50 (8.9) 93 (6.5) 270 (7.3)
 1–5 years 383 (45.7) 457 (53.6) 356 (63.6) 886 (61.7) 2082 (56.5)
 6–10 years 130 (15.5) 174 (20.4) 68 (12.1) 236 (16.4) 608 (16.5)
 More than 10 years 126 (15.0) 202 (23.7) 76 (13.6) 160 (11.5) 564 (15.3)
Level of care:
 District Hospital 759 (90.5) 732 (85.8) 514 (91.8) 1256 (87.5) 3261 (88.4)
 Polyclinic/Health Centre 67 (8.0) 105 (12.2) 43 (7.6) 167 (11.5) 380 (10.3)
 RHD/ MHD/DHD 8 (1.1) 4 (0.5) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.1) 14 (0.3)
 Regional Hospital 4 (0.5) 12 (1.4) 1 (0.2) 11 (0.7) 28 (0.8)
 Training School 1 (1.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 3 (0.2) 5 (0.1)
Facility ownership:
 GHS 376 (44.8) 553 (64.8) 358 (63.9) 992 (69.1) 2279 (61.8)
 FBO/ Quasi-government 463 (55.2) 300 (35.2) 202 (36.1) 444 (30.9) 1409 (38.2)
  1. aMissing data were less than 10% and have been excluded. RHD-Regional Health Directorate, MHD-Municipal Health Directorate, DHD-District Health Directorate. Community Health Nurses /Public Health Nurses = CHN/PHN; Enrolled Nurses, Health Assistants, and Ward Assistants = EN/HA/WA; Medical Assistants and Physician Assistants = MA/PA; Paediatric Nurses, Critical Care Nurses, Emergency Nurses, and Peri-operative Nurses = PN/CN/EmN/PON; Community-based Health Planning and Services compounds = CHPS; Ghana Health Service = GHS; faith-based organization health facilities = FBO. Health facilities supported by the government but managed privately = quasi-government facilities; Brong Ahafo Region = BAR, Eastern Region = ER, Volta Region = VR, and Ashanti Region = AR. Municipal Health Directorate = MHD, District Health Directorate = DHD, Regional Health Directorate = RHD