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Table 3 Sampling strategy to be implemented in each country

From: How women are treated during facility-based childbirth: development and validation of measurement tools in four countries – phase 1 formative research study protocol

  Women of reproductive age (15–49 years) who delivered in any health facility in the past 12 months Women of reproductive age (15–49 years) who delivered in any health facility in the past 5 years Facility-based facility-based staff
Study site Younger women Older women Younger women Older women Nurses/midwives Doctors/specialists Administrators
Urban facility and catchment area 8-10 IDIs 8-10 IDIs 2 FGDs 2 FGDs 8 IDIs 8 IDIs 3 IDIs
Rural or peri-urban facility and catchment area 8-10 IDIs 8-10 IDIs 2 FGDs 2 FGDs 8 IDIs 8 IDIs 3 IDIs
Total 32-40 IDIs, women 8 FGDs, women 38 IDIs, providers
  1. In each country, the sampling strategy will adapted to the local context in consultation with the research teams. This includes, but is not limited to determining the age bracket for “younger” and “older” women and any further stratification for the cadres of participants (e.g.: religion, ethnicity)