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Table 1 Selected background characteristics of providers (N = 96)

From: Assessing knowledge, attitudes, and practice of health providers towards the provision of postpartum intrauterine devices in Nepal: a two-year follow-up

Provider characteristics Baseline (Pre-intervention) % (N) 6 months (after intervention start) % (N) 24 months (after intervention start) % (N)
Sex
 Male 18.8 (18) 18.8 (18) 18.8 (18)
 Female 81.3 (78) 81.3 (78) 81.3 (78)
 Mean age ± S.D. (years) 37.1 ± 8.9 38.0 ± 8.9 39.4 ± 8.9
Designation
 Obstetrician/Gynecologist 34.4 (33) 34.4 (33) 34.4 (33)
 Medical Officer 1.0 (1) 1.0 (1) 1.0 (1)
 Staff Nurse/Nurse/Midwife 62.5 (60) 60.4 (58) 59.4 (57)
 Other 2.1 (2) 4.2 (4) 5.2 (5)
 Mean year of experience in current occupation ± S.D. (years) 11.8 ± 7.9   
Received training in provision of PPIUD services
  Yes 13.5 (13) 82.3 (79) 100 (96)
  No 86.5 (83) 17.7 (17) 0
Average hours working per week
  ≤ 48 h 58.3 (56) 57.3 (55) 53.1 (51)
  > 48 h 41.7 (40) 42.7 (41) 46.9 (45)
  1. PPIUD postpartum intrauterine device, S.D standard deviation