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Table 2 Providers’ workplace, experience, and training, by provider type

From: Prevention and management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Afghanistan

  Doctors (n = 82) Midwives (n = 142) p-value
Location of work (%)    
 CHC or district hospital 30.4 44.5 0.079
 Provincial hospital 43.0 41.6
 Regional hospital or specialized hospital 26.5 13.9
Years of experience offering EmONC: median (range) 5 (1–22) 4 (1–32) 0.781
Focused ANC    
  Has received training (%) 77.6 81.2 0.430
  Number of cases attended in last 3 months: median (range)a 60 (0–900) 100 (0–855) 0.0903
  Confidence in providing care (%):    
 Very confident 86.7 87.4 0.896
 Somewhat confident (needs coaching) 12.0 11.1
 Not confident 1.3 1.5
Treatment of severe PE/E    
  Has received training on MgSO4 (%) 82.1 78.6 0.714
  Number of cases given anticonvulsants in last 3 months: median (range)a 5 (0–65) 3 (0–50) 0.031
  Confidence in administering anticonvulsants (%):    
 Very confident 83.1 79.2 0.01
 Somewhat confident (needs coaching) 8.5 16.0
 Not confident 8.5 4.8
  1. an = 76 doctors and 135 midwives for number of cases attended in last 3 months.