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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 304 healthcare providers in the STI intervention arm and control arm

From: Improved knowledge and reported practice regarding sexually transmitted infections among healthcare providers in rural Vietnam: a cluster randomised controlled educational intervention

Category Intervention arm Control arm Total p-value
% (n = 160) % (n = 144) % (n = 304)  
Age (years)     
<35 34 33 34 0.943
35–50 39 41 40
>50 26 26 26
Sex     
Male 35 33 34 0.664
Female 65 67 66
Occupation    
MD/AMDa 59 51 55 0.479
Pharmacistb 24 29 27
Nurse/midwife 16 20 18
Working places     
Commune health centre 68 57 63 0.084
Village level 8 18 12
Private clinic 5 6 6
Pharmacy/drugstore 19 19 19
Professional education     
Lower professional training (6–12 months) 12 22 16 0.073
Intermediate professional training (2–3 yrs) 77 67 72
University/post-graduate 11 11 11
  1. aMD: Medical doctor (15 respondents); AMD: assistant medical doctor (70 respondents).
  2. bUniversity pharmacist (2 respondents), intermediate-training pharmacist 3(50 respondents), and low-training pharmacist (27 respondents).