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Table 1 The midwife participants

From: Measuring the quality and quantity of professional intrapartum support: testing a computerised systematic observation tool in the clinical setting

Midwife characteristics n = 45 Categories Number Percentage
Ethnic Origin White European 44 97.7
  Asian 1 2.3
Training/Education Pre-registration long course (‘direct entry midwife’) 26 57.8
  Short course (dual qualified nurse and midwife) 19 42.2
Experience in years 0-5 11 24.4
  6-10 8 17.8
  11-15 6 13.3
  16-20 7 15.6
  >20 13 28.9
Age in years 20-25 1 2.2
  26-30 6 13.3
  31-40 13 28.9
  41-50 11 24.4
  51-65 14 31.2
Working hours Part time 24 53.3
  Full-time 21 46.7
Number of women allocated to care for One woman 45 100
  >1 0 0