Table 3

Medical Training and Skills*
Home Birth Attendants Auxilliary Nurse Midwives
DRC Zambia Kenya Guatemala Pakistan Nagpur, India Total India
Number enrolled 102 208 100 434 105 103 1052 174
    Training
None (%) 38.2 9.6 46.0 1.2 50.5 7.8 16.3 0.6
< 1 mo (%) 60.8 62.5 53.0 85.5 45.7 74.8 70.4 28.7
1-12 mos (%) 1.0 16.3 0 12.9 3.8 16.5 10.6 6.3
>1 yr (%) 0 11.5 1.0 0.5 0 1.0 2.7 64.4
Experience yrs, median, (min-max) 15 (1-38) 7 (1-39) 16 (0-58) 18 (0-60) 8 (0-40) 20 (2-57) 15 (0-60) 10 (1-46)
Literate (%) 12.7 41.8 38.0 38.7 2.9 7.8 30.1 73.0
Can Write (%) 5.9 40.9 38.0 38.7 1.9 7.8 29.2 70.7
Read numbers (%) 24.5 94.2 62.0 50.5 16.2 62.1 55.4 98.3
Write numbers (%) 24.5 91.3 54.0 47.2 3.8 50.5 50.4 96.6
Use Calendar (%) 23.5 95.2 62.0 48.2 8.6 57.3 53.3 97.1
Tell time (%) 24.5 97.6 61.0 63.4 26.7 68.0 62.9 98.3
Count heart beat with stethoscope (%) 1.0 23.6 0.0 22.1 1.0 3.9 14.4 96.6

*Results presented at percentages, unless otherwise noted.

Garces et al.

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

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