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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the interview sample (N = 24)

From: Providers' perspectives on the vaginal birth after cesarean guidelines in Florida, United States: a qualitative study

  MD n= 11 CNM/ARNPa n= 9 LM n= 4
Age, years    
   Mean (SD) 46 (12.1) 54 (5.5) 50 (13.2)
   Range 30-60 46-61 30-58
   Median 49 53 56
Ethnicity, n (%)    
   Black 1 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0)
   Hispanic 0 (0) 1 (4) 0 (0)
   White 10 (42) 8 (33) 4 (17)
Gender, n (%)    
   Female 7 (29) 9 (37) 4 (17)
   Male 4 (17) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Type of Hospital, n (%)    
   Academic Med. Center 2 (8) 0 0
   Community 9 (40) 8 (33) 4 (17)
Provides VBAC, n (%)    
   Yes 9 (38) 2 (8) 1 (4)
   No 2 (8) 6 (25) 3 (13)
Years in practice    
   Mean (SD) 15 (11.3) 19 (9.7) 18 (14.9)
   Range 1-31 2-32 5-37
   Median 18 21 15
Malpractice suit, n (%)    
   Yes 8 (33) 3 (13) 1(4)
   No 3 (13) 6 (25)a 3(13)
  1. Abbreviations: MD, medical doctor; CNM/ARNP, certified nurse-midwife/advanced registered nurse practitioner;
  2. LM, licensed midwife; VBAC, vaginal birth after cesarean.
  3. aARNP administrator (n = 1) was included with the CNM group; percentages may not equal 100%.