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Table 1 Description of participating técnicos de medicina (n = 44)

From: Task shifting in Mozambique: cross-sectional evaluation of non-physician clinicians' performance in HIV/AIDS care

Characteristic (n = 44) N (%) Median (Range) Missing
Age (years)   30 (23-64) 1
Female 14 (32.6%)   1
Years since completion of pre-service training   5.5 (0.5-24.5) 2
Months since completion of in-service ART training   13 (3-24) 2
Also completed in-service course on opportunistic infections 24 (54.6%)   0
Months of experience providing ART   14 (4-80) 2
Number of patients on ART seen in health unit during month prior to study   145 (9-2090) 4
Number of patients started on ART by TM during preceding month   12 (3-60) 5
  1. Notes:
  2. ART: antiretroviral therapy
  3. TM: técnico de medicina