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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of trained and untrained TBAs, TBA survey, Murewa and Goromonzi districts, Zimbabwe, 2006

From: Participation of traditional birth attendants in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in two rural districts in Zimbabwe: a feasibility study

Selected characteristics Trained TBAs (n = 30) Untrained TBAs (n = 42) P-value
Median age (IQR) 62 (55–68) 52 (45–60) < 000.1
Marital status    
   Married 40.0% 61.9% 0.06
Level of Education    
   Formal schooling 30.0% 19.0% 0.2
Main Religion    
   Catholic 26.6% 38.0% 0.31
Principle occupation    
   Subsistence farming 53.3% 61.9% 0.46
How became a TBA    
   Emergency delivery 33.3% 70.7% 0.002
Period as TBA    
   ≥ 10 years 76.6.% 45.2% 0.007
  1. TBA: traditional birth attendant; IQR: interquartle range