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Table 1 Social and demographic characteristics of participants (n = 212)

From: Assessing mental health literacy of primary health care workers in Kenya: a cross-sectional survey

Variable Total
n (%)
Sex
 Male 51 24.4
 Female 158 75.6
Age-group
  < 30 years 52 24.9
 30–39 years 87 41.6
 40–49 years 41 19.6
   > 50 years 29 13.9
Marital status   
 Single 43 20.8
 Married 155 74.9
 Widowed 8 3.9
 Separated/divorced 1 0.5
Highest level of education
 Diploma/certificate 190 90.9
 Degree 19 9.1
Professional role in the primary health care setting
 Registered nurse 123 60.0
 Enrolled nurse 39 19.0
 Clinical officer 37 18.0
 Medical officer 2 1.0
 Othera 4 2.0
Formal mental health qualifications
 Yes 27 13.0
 No 181 87.0
Continuing professional development in mental health in past 5 years
 Yes 18 8.7
 No 190 91.3
Post-qualification experience
  ≥ 5 years 120 58.8
  < 5 years 84 41.2
  1. aOther included public health technicians and community health workers in primary health care services