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Table 3 Nurses and midwives professional view

From: Professional image of nursing and midwifery in East Africa: an exploratory analysis

  Strongly disagree/ Disagree (n, %) Not Sure (n, %) Strongly Agree/ Agree (n, %)
Nursing and/or midwifery is my calling 43 (8.5) 22 (4.4) 441 (87.2)
My family wanted me to become a nurse and/or midwife 187 (37.0) 92 (18.2) 226 (44.8)
There is a shortage of nurses and/or midwives in my country 81 (16.0) 13 (2.6) 411 (81.4)
Nursing and/or midwifery are powerful professions 54 (10.7) 9 (1.8) 441 (87.5)
Nursing and/or midwifery are trusted professions 50 (10.0) 38 (7.6) 414 (82.5)
Nursing and/or midwifery are respected professions 165 (32.7) 46 (9.1) 294 (58.2)
Nurses and/or midwives can control how their image is portrayed 42 (8.3) 34 (6.8) 428 (84.9)
Nurses and/or midwives are affectively assertive 103 (20.6) 80 (16.0) 318 (63.5)
Nurses and/or midwives are effective advocates for their profession 115 (22.9) 30 (6.0) 356 (71.1)
Nurses and midwives have pride in their profession 109 (21.7) 63 (12.6) 330 (65.7)