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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Expert perspectives on essential parameters to monitor during childbirth in low resource settings: a Delphi study in sub-Saharan Africa

Characteristic Number of experts Percentage
Age, n = 68
 25–34 17 25.0
 35–44 24 35.3
 45–54 22 32.4
 55–64 5 7.4
Years of maternity care in sub-Saharan Africa, n = 68
 1–5 9 13.2
 6–10 26 38.2
 11–20 20 29.4
 Over 20 13 19.1
Country of professional society
 Uganda 29 42.6
 Kenya 19 27.9
 Rwanda 5 7.4
 Botswana 4 5.9
 Mozambique 3 4.4
 Tanzania 3 4.4
 Others 9 13.2
Place of work, n = 68
 Teaching hospital 38 55.9
 Referral hospital 32 47.1
 Private for profit 16 23.5
 Private not for profit 8 11.8
 Public facility 25 36.7
 Urban facility 11 16.2
 Health centre / unit 2 2.9
 Has enough staff to monitor labour 5 7.4
Frequency of managing labour, n = 65
 At least 1 per week 53 81.5
 At least 1 per month 8 12.3
 At least 1 in 3 months 4 6.2