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Table 2 Demographic and professional characteristics of pilot training and final training participants

From: Design, implementation and evaluation of a training programme for school teachers in the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests as part of a basic first aid kit in southern Malawi

  %, median or mean (range)
Characteristic: Pilot training participants and evaluation sample (n = 15) Final training
All participants (n = 92) End of training evaluation sample (n = 15) 7 month follow-up sample (n = 15)
 Male (%) 60 68 67 80
Headteacher (%) 33 32 33 13
Median age (years): 37 (21–58) 31 (21–58) 30 (24–49) 30 (24–45)
Median length of employment(years): 4 (0.5–33) 4 (0.75–35) 4 (1.5–24) 1.5 (1.5–24)
  > 5 years’ experience (%): 47 38 53 27
Classes currently taught (%):     
 None 13 0 0 0
 Standard 1–4 13 40 43 40
 Standard 5–8 80 64 64 67
Subjects taught (%):     
 Life Skills 66 55 38 47
 English 66 57 38 47
 Science 40 30 38 27
 Mathematics 40 69 64 73