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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of responders 2008–2014 (N = 203)

From: Leveraging gains from African Center for Integrated Laboratory Training to combat HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa

Characteristics Laboratory category course (n = 54) Systems strengthening category courses (n = 149)
  % %
Country
 Africa 86.9 78.1
 Caribbean 13.0 12.5
 Asia 0.0 6.3
 South America 0.0 3.1
Gender
 Female 53.0 36.7
 Male 47.0 63.3
Age group
 20–24 2.6 0.0
 25–34 45.2 16.8
 35–44 35.7 34.8
 45–50 and above 16.5 48.5
Laboratory type
Government   
  Reference Lab 61.0 36.0
  Hospital 20.0 19.3
  Health centers 0.0 3.1
  Non-government + Faith based organizations 6.3 14.3
  *Other 12.7 27.3
Level of education
 Secondary, Certificate, Diploma 21.7 14.2
 Bachelor of Science, College, University degree 40.1 34.2
 Post College 38.2 51.6
Role in current position
 Non-supervisory 51.3 13.7
 Supervisory 47.8 79.5
 **Other 0.9 6.8
Years of work experience at current position
 1–5 54.3 39.8
 6–12 37.1 37.9
 13–22 8.6 18.0
 23–51 0.0 4.3
Continued working in the same job since the course
 No 27.1 19.3
 Yes 72.9 80.8
  1. * Responders included laboratories supported by CDC, Donor agencies, Academic institutes, Implementing partners, Government/Public health Lab, Parastatal and Research Laboratories in “Other” category
  2. **Responders included Technical Operations, Procurement clerk, Support staff, Senior technologist, Researcher, Quantification officer, QA and safety officer, Medical Technologist, Laboratory Technical Advisor, Laboratory Informatics Officer, Equipment Maintenance Department in “Other” current positions held