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Table 1 Characteristics of the nurses mentored in 35 birthing centers, 19 BEONCs, and 7 CEONCs in Nepal from 2016 to 2018

From: On-site clinical mentoring as a maternal and new-born care quality improvement method: evidence from a nurse cohort study in Nepal

 Birthing centersBEONC centersaCEONC centersaAll
n%n%n%n%
No. of nurse-mentees10032.59229.911637.7308100.0
Female gender100100.092100.0116100.0308100.0
Age (in years): median [IQR] b29[24–35]32[25–39]26[24–35]29[24–38]
Level of nursing education
 3-year auxiliary nurse-midwife course7979.05357.65043.118259.1
 3-year Proficiency Certificate Level1414.01920.64034.57323.7
 Bachelor’s degree in nursing44.01718.52420.74514.6
 Missing information33.033.321.782.6
Skilled birth attendant (SBA) status
 not a SBA c4242.02931.54236.211336.7
 SBA5858.06368.57463.819563.3
Status at first contact d
 Auxiliary nurse-midwife9494.06772.86455.222573.0
 Nurse33.02223.94437.96922.4
 Other00.000.065.261.9
 Missing information33.033.321.782.6
Experience in years: median [IQR] b6[3–10]10[5–18]5[2–13]7[3–14]
Program intensity
 3 mentoring sessions4242.03335.92118.19631.2
 2 mentoring sessions2626.02527.22622.47725.0
 1 mentoring session3232.03437.06959.513543.8
  1. aCEONC: comprehensive emergency obstetrical and new-born care; BEONC: basic emergency obstetrical and new-born care
  2. bAvailable for 300 mentees
  3. cIncluding 4 staff who specialized in SBA during the course of the program
  4. dANMs should be support staff nurses, but they often work alone