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Table 1 Sample characteristics for assessment of non-inferiority in antenatal counseling (per protocol)

From: Task shifting in maternal and newborn care: a non-inferiority study examining delegation of antenatal counseling to lay nurse aides supported by job aids in Benin

  Nurse-midwives (n = 21) Lay Nurse Aides (n = 27) p-value
Study Population    
   Number of sites 7 7 -
   Total number of observations 206 203 -
   Group and individual counseling (%) 79.1 73.9 0.15
   Group counseling only (%) 4.9 9.9  
   Individual counseling only (%) 16.3 16.0  
Provider characteristics    
   Mean age (yrs) 33.6 35.1 0.60
   Completed secondary education (%) 100 83.3 0.06
   Years working in health field (yrs) 10.1 10.9 0.73
   Years working at health center (yrs) 4.6 6.6 0.25
Patient characteristics    
   Mean age (yrs) 25.3 25.1 0.73
   Mean gestational age (months) 6.0 5.8 0.39
   Educational status (%, >8 yrs) 52.4 55.9 0.48
   1st prenatal visit (%, in current pregnancy) 24.3 23.2 0.79
   Mean number of antenatal visits (in current pregnancy) 2.7 2.7 0.99
   Mean number of living children 1.5 1.5 0.79
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05.