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Table 1 Characteristics of the professionals participating in the evaluation of the breastfeeding training DVD

From: A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of a breastfeeding training DVD on improving breastfeeding knowledge and confidence among healthcare professionals in China

Characteristics IG
n = 96 (%)
CG
n = 95 (%)
X2 and
p-value
Age <30 years 22 (22.9) 24 (25.3) 3.84
p = 0.15
30–39 years 35 (36.5) 26 (27.4)
>39 years
Missing
12 (12.5)
27 (28.1)
21(22.1)
24(25.3)
Working hospital Provincial hospital 48 (50) 53 (55.8) 0.01
p = 0.92
County hospital 48(50) 42(44.2)
Job type Nurse 46 (47.9) 45 (47.4) 0.38
p = 0.83
Midwife 32 (33.3) 29 (30.5)
Doctor 18 (18.8) 21 (22.1)
Job title Senior or mid-grade 48 (50.0) 46 (48.5) 0.05
p = 0.83
Junior grade 48 (50.0) 49 (51.5)
Years since qualification ≤ 5 years 43 (44.8) 47 (49.5) 0.53
p = 0.47
>  5 years 53 (55.2) 48 (50.5)
Year of working with breastfeeding mothers ≤ 2 years 23 (24.0) 30 (31.6) 0.44
p = 0.80
3–10 years 33 (34.4) 24 (25.3)
> 10 years 36 (37.5) 39 (41.1)
Missing 4(4.2) 2(2.1)
Previous training on breastfeeding Yes 67 (69.8) 65 (68.4) 0.01
p = 0.92
No 29 (30.2) 29 (30.5)
Missing 0(0.0) 1(1.1)
  1. IG Intervention group
  2. CG Control group