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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Smoothing out the transition of care between maternity and child and family health services: perspectives of child and family health nurses and midwives’

CFH nurses   Midwives  
Mean age of respondents (years) 51.2 Mean age of respondents (years) 48.3
Years working as a CFHN N % Years working as a midwife N %
Less than 5 203 19 Less than 5 88 14
5 – 10 243 22 5 – 10 88 14
10 – 20 358 33 10 – 20 154 24
More than 20 289 26 More than 20 320 49
N of responses = 100%* 1093   N of responses = 100%* 650  
Type of employment N % Type of employment N %
Full-time 434 40 Full-time 305 47
Part-time 621 57 Part-time 297 46
Casual 43 3.9 Casual 48 7.6
N of responses = 100% 1098   N of responses = 100% 650  
Qualification CFHN Qualification Midwife
  N    N %
Post-registration certificate 90 9.6 Hospital certificate 210 49
Diploma or degree 140 15 Bachelor of Nursing and post graduate diploma or Masters in midwifery 135 32
Postgraduate certificate or diploma 525 56 Bachelor of Midwifery 23 5.4
Masters’ degree or higher 165 18 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery 22 5.1
Other 30 3.3 Other 39 9.1
N of responses = 100%* 950    429  
Role CFHN Role Midwife
  N %   N %
CFHN – universal service 646 59 Hospital-based midwife 309 47
CFHN – secondary service 142 13 Community-based midwife 34 5.2
CFHN – tertiary residential unit 18 1.8 Midwife – clinical consultant 37 5.7
CFHN – combination universal, secondary, tertiary 28 2.7 Midwife in private practice 20 3.2
Nurse practitioner, clinical nurse consultant, clinical or nurse educator or Academic 91 8.4 Midwifery group practice/continuity of care model 70 11
CFHN - manager 102 9.4 Manager 46 7.1
Other 71 6.6 Educator or Academic or Other 134 21
N of responses = 100%* 1098   N of responses = 100%* 650  
  1. *Sum of responses may not total 100% due to rounding.