Journal of Pregnancy / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Self-Reported Nutrition Education Received by Australian Midwives before and after Registration

Table 1

Characteristics of the respondents.

CharacteristicsNumber of responses Percentage (%)

Gender
 Female32598.8
 Male41.2
Age
 21–30 years288.5
 31–40 years5516.7
 41–50 years9528.9
 Older than 50 years15145.9
Education
 Bachelor degree of midwifery7422.5
 Hospital-based training midwifery17553.2
 Initial midwifery postgraduate degree8024.3
Years of experience
 Less than 2 years226.7
 2–5 years309.1
 6–10 years4814.6
 More than 10 years22969.6
Principal state or territory of work
 New South Wales (NSW)9629.2
 Queensland (QLD)7823.7
 South Australia (SA)309.1
 Tasmania (TAS)82.4
 Victoria (VIC)5817.6
 Western Australia (WA)4012.2
 Australian Capital Territory (ACT)82.4
 Northern Territory (NT)113.3
Principal place of practice
 Public hospital28586.6
 Private hospital164.9
 Independent midwifery practice288.5
Level of maternity services
 Community5316.1
 Rural hospital5316.1
 Regional hospital11334.3
 Tertiary referral11033.4
Area of midwifery
 Antenatal care9629.2
 Birthing (labour) suite5416.4
 Postnatal8927.1
 Rotation through all the above areas13641.3
 Group practice (case load or team midwifery)6720.4
 Independent midwifery practice288.5

Total number = 329. Multiple responses allowed. The table is reused with permission from Elsevier.

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