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Table 1 Characteristics of women and heath care workers participating in the survey in the three hospitals

From: An exploratory study of client and provider experience and perceptions of facility-based childbirth care in Quiché, Guatemala

Sociodemographic characteristics of women surveyed Hospital #1 Hospital #2 Hospital #3 Total
  N = 36 (%) N = 68 (%) N = 36 (%) N = 140 (%)
Age (mean, SD) 24.0 (6.7) 25.6 (6.3) 24.5 (5.4) 24.9 (6.2)
Age category
 15–19 9 (25.0) 13 (19.1) 8 (22.2) 30 (21.4)
 20–24 15 (41.7) 23 (33.8) 12 (33.3) 50 (35.7)
 25–29 3 (8.3) 14 (20.6) 11 (30.6) 28 (20.0)
 30–34 4 (11.1) 10 (14.7) 2 (5.6) 16 (11.4)
 35 +  5 (13.9) 8 (11.8) 3 (8.3) 16 (11.4)
Highest level of schooling attended
 None 2 (5.6) 4 (5.9) 8 (22.2) 14 (10.0)
 Primary 21 (58.3) 44 (64.7) 13 (36.1) 78 (55.7)
 Secondary +  13 (36.1) 20 (29.4) 15 (41.7) 48 (33.3)
Language spoken at home
 Ixil 25 (69.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 25 (17.8)
 K’iche’ 7 (19.4) 52 (76.5) 25 (69.4) 84 (60.0)
 Spanish 4 (11.1) 2 (20.6) 8 (22.2) 26 (18.6)
 Other 0 (0.0) 2 (2.9) 3 (8.3) 5 (3.6)
Socioeconomic index (household)a:
 Quintile 1 9 (25.0) 11 (16.2) 9 (25.0) 29 (20.7)
 Quintile 2 4 (44.4) 26 (38.4) 9 (25.0) 39 (27.9)
 Quintile 3 23 (63.9) 31 (45.6) 18 (50.0) 72 (51.3)
 Quintile 4 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Quintile 5 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Number of births (mean, SD) 2.2 (1.5) 2.3 (1.7) 2.2 (1.4) 2.2 (1.6)
Sociodemographic characteristics of health workers surveyed
  N = 10 N = 11 N = 10 N = 31
Age (mean, SD) 30.1 (7.0) 33.6 (8.2) 38.8 (10.0) 34.2 (8.9)
Gender = female (%) 5 (50.0) 10 (90.9) 6 (60.0) 21 (67.7)
Occupation
 Nurse 6 (60.0) 10 (90.9) 8 (80.0) 24 (77.4)
 General practitioner 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (20.0) 3 (9.7)
 Gynecologist/obstetrician 3 (30.0) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 4 (12.9)
Services provided:
 Family planning 4 (40.0) 3 (27.3) 5 (50.0) 12 (38.7)
 Antenatal care 4 (40.0) 7 (63.6) 7 (70.0) 18 (58.1)
 Childbirth 10 (100.0) 11 (100.0) 10 (100.0) 31 (100.0)
 Postpartum care 6 (60.0) 8 (72.7) 4 (40.0) 18 (58.1)
Weekly workload (hours)
 Less than 40 (%) 0 (0.0) 3 (27.3) 1 (10.0) 4 (12.9)
 40 and above (%) 10 (100.0) 8 (72.7) 9 (90.0) 27 (87.1)
Training received (%)
 Interpersonal skills 4 (40.0) 5 (45.5) 9(90.0) 18 (58.1)
 Gender 3 (30.0) 1 (9.1) 6 (60.0) 12 (38.7)
 Culturally sensitive care 4 (40.0) 4 (36.3) 6 (60.0) 14 (45.2)
 Human rights 5 (50.0) 5 (45.4) 7 (70.0) 17 (54.8)
 Respectful care 7 (70.0) 6 (54.5) 6 (60.0) 21 (67.7)
  1. aCalculated using 6 indicators: (toilet, drinking water source, cooking fuel, roof material, wall material, and floor material) using weights from Equity Tool (https://www.equitytool.org/guatemala/), SD Standard Deviation