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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the health professionals in public health institutions in Eastern Ethiopiafrom March 1st to April 30th, 2015 (n = 432)

From: Health professional’s knowledge and use of the partograph in public health institutions in eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Age (in years) 20-25 178 41.2
26-30 205 47.5
31-35 28 6.5
>35 21 4.9
Marital status Single 195 45.1
Married 214 49.5
Divorced/widowed 23 5.4
Sex Male 204 47.2
Female 228 52.8
Professional qualification Diploma Nurse 113 26.2
Diploma Midwife 165 38.2
B.Sc. Nurse 54 12.5
B.Sc. Midwife 64 14.8
Health Officer 20 4.6
Medical Doctor (GP) 16 3.7
Type of health facility Hospital 176 40.0
Health center 259 60.0
Location of health facility Urban 232 53.7
Rural 200 46.3
Year of service Five years and less 329 76.2
Over five years 103 23.8
Received in-service training on partograph Yes 222 51.4
No 210 46.6