Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Tanzanian primary healthcare workers’ experiences of antibiotic prescription and understanding of antibiotic resistance in common childhood infections: a qualitative phenomenographic study

Healthcare worker Age Gender Educational background Years of experienceb Level Owner Area District
1 31–35 Male CO 9 Dispensary Public Urban MU
2 N/A Male CO 5 Dispensary Private Rural MR
3 51–55 Female CO 10 Dispensary Public Rural MR
4 31–35 Female Nurse 5 Dispensary Public Rural MR
5 41–45 Male AMO 12 Health Centre Public Urban MU
6 26–30 Female CO 5 Health Centre Public Urban MU
7 46–50 Male MD 20 Health Centre Public Urban MU
8 46–50 Male CO 14 Health Centre Private Urban MU
9 51–55 Male CO 27 Health Centre Private Urban MU
10 46–50 Female CO 18 Dispensary Public Semi-urban MU
11a 51–55 Female AMO 15 Health Centre Public Urban MU
12 31–35 Female MD 3 Health Centre Public Urban MU
13 31–35 Male MD 2 Health Centre Public Urban MU
14 36–40 Female CO 10 Dispensary Public Semi-urban MU
15 36–40 Female CO 10 Dispensary Public Semi-urban MU
16 56–60 Male CO 33 Health Centre Private Urban MU
17 61–65 Male MD 30 Health Centre Private Urban MU
18 N/A Female MD 3 Health Centre Public Rural MR
19 N/A Female Nurse 13 Health Centre Public Rural MR
20 N/A Male CO 3 Dispensary Faith-based Rural MR
  1. N/A no answer, CO clinical officer, AMO assistant medical officer, MD medical doctor, MU Moshi urban, MR Moshi rural
  2. aInterview not recorded, data retrieved from notes
  3. bYears of experience prescribing antibiotics