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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: The development of the WHO Labour Care Guide: an international survey of maternity care providers

Variable N %
110 100
Region   
 Africa 53 48
 Asia 22 20
 Latin America 21 19
 Europe 14 13
Gender   
 Female 75 71
 Male 30 29
Age   
 < 30 12 11
 30–44 50 48
 45–60 38 37
 > 60 4 4
Profession   
 Obstetrician 62 59
 Midwife/nurse-midwife 34 32
 OBGYN resident 4 4
 General practitioner 3 3
 Other 2 2
Time since qualification (years)   
 < 5 17 17
 5–20 61 59
 > 20 25 24
Last time worked in labour ward (years)   
 < 5 83 80
 5–20 16 15
 > 20 5 5
Last time used a partograph (years)   
 < 5 89 86
 5–20 13 13
 > 20 1 1