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Table 6 Skilled birth attendants’ (SBA) perception on enabling environment

From: Quality of care in early detection and management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in health facilities in Afghanistan

SBAs’ perception on factor for improving their work environment number (%) SHa/RHb/PHc (n = 333) High Volume DHd (5 or more deliveries per day) (n = 228) Low Volume DHd and CHCe (0–4 deliveries per day) (n = 69) BHCf, SHCg, FHHh (n = 104) p-value All public sector (n = 734) Private hospitals (n = 64)
SBAs who thought that their supervisors treat them respectfully 218 (65.5%) 144 (63.2%) 51 (73.9%) 84 (80.8%) 0.014 497 (67.7%) 45 (70.3%)
SBAs identifying the most important factors for improving their work environment to provide good quality health care services
 More knowledge/updates/training 197 (59.2%) 108 (47.4%) 50 (72.5%) 79 (76.0%) < 0.001 434 (59.1%) 47 (73.4%)
 Good quality equipment/supplies 94 (28.2%) 68 (29.8%) 32 (46.4%) 33 (31.7%) 0.158 227 (30.9%) 11 (17.2%)
 Good security situation 100 (30.0%) 97 (42.5%) 23 (33.3%) 29 (27.9%) 0.009 249 (33.9%) 10 (15.6%)
 More support from supervisor 100 (30.0%) 84 (36.8%) 23 (33.3%) 34 (32.7%) 0.414 241 (32.8%) 18 (28.1%)
SBAs noting aspects of life outside work that would affect their ability to perform their jobs
 Childcare responsibilities 79 (23.7%) 43 (18.9%) 8 (11.6%) 17 (16.4%) 0.073 147 (20.0%) 2 (3.1%)
 Household responsibilities 78 (23.4%) 56 (24.6%) 6 (8.7%) 10 (9.6%) 0.001 150 (20.4%) 5 (7.8%)
 Safety in getting to/from work 63 (18.9%) 60 (26.3%) 16 (23.2%) 29 (27.9%) 0.113 168 (22.9%) 9 (14.1%)
 Lack of transport 59 (17.7%) 45 (19.7%) 17 (24.6%) 31 (29.8%) 0.049 152 (20.7%) 10 (15.6%)
  1. aSpecialty Hospital; bRegional Hospital; cProvincial Hospital; dDistrict Hospital; eComprehensive Health Center; fBasic Health Center; gSub-Health Center; hFamily Health House