Table 2

Birth attendant socio-economic and demographic characteristics
Home Birth Attendants Auxilliary Nurse Midwives
Characteristics DRC Zambia Kenya Guatemala Pakistan Nagpur, India Total India
Number enrolled 102 208 100 434 105 103 1052 174
Female (%) 99.0 100 100 100 97.1 100 99.6 94.8
Age, yrsMedian (min-max) 50 (28-78) 49 (25-70) 57 (25-81) 56 (23-92) 55 (33-85) 50 (27-77) 53 (23- 92) 37 (22- 73)
Schooling, yrsMedian (min-max) 0 (0-10) 7 (0-20) 1 (0-12) 0 (0-12) 0 (0-10) 1 (0-21) 0 (0-21) 12 (0-20)
School(degree obtained) (%) 1.0 17.8 0 11.1 1.0 0 8.3 67.2
Cook on gas stove (%) 1.0 4.3 2.0 8.1 17.1 7.8 6.9 48.3
Electricity in home (%) 0 20.2 3.0 85.5 60.0 88.3 54.2 99.4
Indoor toilet in home (%) 1.0 14.4 2.0 44.0 43.8 35.0 29.1 92.0
Own cell phone (%) 0 77.9 39.0 55.3 18.1 14.6 45.2 92.5
Own bicycle (%) 33.3 36.5 65.0 27.0 21.0 1.9 30.0 49.4
Access to Motorbike or other motorized vehicle (%) 0 10.1 53.0 20.5 32.4 1.0 18.8 7.5

Garces et al.

Garces et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-34

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