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Table 2 Relationship of midwives’ demographic characteristics with their attitudes and beliefs toward physiological childbirth (n = 200)

From: Iranian midwives’ attitudes and beliefs toward physiological childbirth: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic/variable N (%) P-value*
Age (years) † 0.08
 <30 54 (27.8)
 30 - 39 64 (33.0)
 ≥40 76 (39.2)
Level of education ‡ < 0.001
 Associate and bachelor degrees 174 (87/0)
 Master degree 26 (13.0)
Work experience (years) 0.01
 <5 53 (26.5)
 5 - 9.99 51 (25.5)
 10 - 14.99 27 (13.5)
 15 - 19.99 21 (10.5)
 ≥20 48 (24.0)
Work experience in labor (year) 0.02
 <5 77 (39.5)
 5 - 9.99 54 27.7)
 10 - 14.99 17 (8.7)
 15 - 19.99 20 (10.3)
 ≥20 27 (13.8)
Interest in the profession 0.01
 <50 34 (17.2)
 50 - 75 57 (28.8)
 ≥76 107 (54.0)
Career satisfaction † 0.13
 <50 114 (58.5)
 50 - 75 38 (19.5)
 ≥76 43 (22.0)
Type of hospital † 0.86
 Teaching with the presence of an assistant 145 (72.5)
 Teaching without the presence of an assistant 116 (58.0)
 Non-teaching 55 (27.5)
Shift work 0.03
 Either morning or night shift 47 (32.3)
 Rotational 153 (67.7)
  1. *Significance level: P < 0.05
  2. †One-way ANOVA test was used to determine the relationship of midwives’ attitudes and beliefs with their demographic characteristics
  3. ‡Independent sample t-test was used to determine the relationship of midwives’ attitudes and beliefs with their demographic characteristics
  4. Bold entries are significant results and are related to statistical tests