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Table 1 Profile of sampled respondents

From: Providers’ perspectives on denial of abortion care in Nepal: a cross sectional study

Background characteristics Physician Mid-level Total
% n % n % n
Current age (in years)
 Mean (SD) 43 (10.7) 36 41 (10.9) 70 42 (10.7) 106
 Range (min-max) 26–69 36 22–60 70 22–69 106
Sex
 Male 44 16 4 3 18 19
 Female 56 20 96 67 82 87
Years of experience
  < 5 19 7 11.4 8 14.2 15
 5–10 17 6 16 11 16 17
 More than 10 years 64 23 73 51 70 74
 Mean (SD) 16 (10.5) 36 18 (10.6) 70 17 (10.6) 106
Level of education
 Obs/Gyns 61 22 21 22
 Other physicians 39 14    13 14
 Mid-level providers (nurses, auxiliary nurse midwives, and counselors) 100 70 66 70
Location of facility
 Urban 100 36 83 58 89 94
 Rural 17 12 11 12
Types of facility
 Public district and above level hospital 11 4 11 8 11 12
 Private hospitals and NGO clinics 83 30 39 27 54 57
 Primary health care centers and health posts 6 2 50 35 35 37
Received formal training on safe abortion service (on any methods of abortion)
 Yes 89 32 77 54 81 86
 No 11 4 23 16 19 20
Received training on incomplete abortion or pregnancy complications
 Yes 81 29 37 26 52 55
 No 19 7 63 44 48 51
Total 100 36 100 70 100 106