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Table 1 The qualitative interviews in Guangxi

From: Towards universal access to skilled birth attendance: the process of transforming the role of traditional birth attendants in Rural China

Type of respondent Definition No. of interviews
Politician Political figures at regional and county levels 4
Policy-maker/planner Health public sector officials whose responsibilities include the formulation, development, monitoring and implementation of health policies at region and county level 4
Health manager Programme managers who focus on policy implementation at county and township level 3
Health staff Health staff in the township hospital who was at the frontline of service delivery 1
Civil society Organised entities including professional association and international organization 2
Mothers with kid younger than 3 years old Women in the rural villages who had childbirth within 3 years 8
Mothers-in-law with grandchild younger than 3 years old Women in the villages whose daughter-in-law had childbirth within 3 years 2
Village cadre for women affairs Female cadre in the villages responsible for women affairs 2
Village maternal and child health worker Village maternal and child health worker who transformed from the former traditional birth attendant 2
Former traditional birth attendant Women who provided attendance for home delivery in villages but stopped home birth attendance after the implementation of institution-based delivery 5
Total   33
  1. In 2014, one more follow up interview was conducted with a key polic maker who had been interviewed in 2007 to understand the policy sustainability