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Table 2 Participant demographic profile (N = 31)

From: Midwives’ perceptions of being ‘with woman’: a phenomenological study

Demographic variables Participant numbers
Gender
 Female 31
Age
 30 to 40 9
 41 to 50 9
 51 to 60 12
 61 to 70 1
Years of experience as a midwife
 < 5 years 3
 5 to 10 years 7
 11 to 15 6
 16 to 20 1
 21 to 25 3
 26 to 30 7
 31 to 35 4
Level of midwifery education
 Hospital–based diploma 12
 Undergraduate midwifery degree 6
 Postgraduate midwifery qualification 13
Other countries practiced midwifery aside from Australia
 England 7
 Scotland 1
 New Zealand 1
Current midwifery model
 Known Midwife (KM)
  Midwifery continuity models, 5 different metropolitan services (including private practice) 8
  Midwifery continuity models, 2 different rural sites 2
 Unknown Midwife Known Obstetrician (UMKO)
  Three different metropolitan private hospitals 11
 Unknown Midwife (UM)
  Standard public care, 5 different metropolitan hospitals 8
  Standard public care, 2 different rural sites 2
Previous Experience in Alternate Model?
 Yes 22
 No 9
TOTAL 31