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Table 7 Recruitment of midwives by stratification level for interviews and vignettes

From: Risk assessment and decision making about in-labour transfer from rural maternity care: a social judgment and signal detection analysis

Type High transfer rate/ far travel distance to acute care High transfer rate /Near travel distance to acute care Low transfer rate /Far travel distance to acute care Low transfer rate /Near travel distance to acute care
CMLU units available 3 Units 6 Units 6 Units 5 Units
Eligible midwives n = 22 n = 109 n = 46 n = 41
Interviews n = 3 (6) n = 4 (11) n = 3 (3) n = 3 (4)
Vignettes n = 19 (24) n = 21 (51) n = 21 (34) n = 21 (30)
(number approached)     
MLU units available Not valid 4 Units Not valid 1 Unit
Eligible Midwives   n = 204   n = 24
Interviews   n = 6 (12)   n = 1 (2)
Vignettes   n = 21 (60)   n = 19 (20)
  1. CMLU (total n = 20) community midwife led units.
  2. MLU (total n = 5) midwife led unit alongside a consultant led maternity unit.