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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of anaesthetists interviewed

From: Key bottlenecks to the provision of safe obstetric anaesthesia in low- income countries; a cross-sectional survey of 64 hospitals in Uganda

Characteristic Distribution of hospital regional locations  
N(%)
  Central East West North Overall
N = 15 N = 18 N = 15 N = 16 N = 64
Mean age in years (SD)a 44.09(10.8) 47.69(10.3) 39.87(6.7) 46.06(8.7) 44.53(9.4)
Mean years of experience (SD)b 13.43(8.7) 16.67(12.3) 9.20(5.3) 14.06(10.5) 13.51(9.9)
Sex
 Female 8(53.3) 1(77.8) 10(66.7) 11(68.8) 43(67.2)
 Male 7(46.7) 4(22.2) 5(33.3) 5(31.3) 21(32.8)
Anaesthetist level of training
 Physician 2(13.3) 0 2(13.3) 1(6.3) 5(7.8)
 Nurse anesthetist 13(86.7) 16(88.9) 11(73.3) 12(75.00) 52(81.3)
 Clinical officer 0 0 2(13.3) 1(6.3) 3(4.7)
 Other 0 2(11.1) 0 2(12.5) 4(6.3)
Another place of work
 Private 5(33.3) 14(77.8) 10(66.7) 12(75.0) 41(64.1)
 None 10(66.7) 4(22.2) 5(33.3) 4(25.0) 23(35.9)
Presence of 24 h recovery room
 No 4(26.7) 16(88.9) 8(53.3) 12(75.0) 40(62.5)
 Yes 11(73.3) 2(11.1) 7(46.7) 4(25.0) 24(37.5)
Number of physician anaesthetists working at the hospital
 None 10(66.7) 17(94.4) 13(86.7) 14(87.5) 54(84.4)
  ≥ 1 5(33.3) 1(5.6) 2(13.3) 2(12.5) 10(15.6)
Number of nurse anaesthetists working at the hospital
 None 0 2(11.1) 0 3(18.8) 5(7.8)
  ≥ 1 15(100) 16(88.9) 15(100) 13(81.3) 59(92.2)
  1. aMissing 6 age entries
  2. bMissing 1 years of experience entry