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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in group meetings

From: Participatory approach to design social accountability interventions to improve maternal health services: a case study from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Participants Location Number Sex Age Education
M F Lowest Highest
Focus groups
 Representatives of the Health sector and local authorities Muanda 12 9 3 30–65 P5 MPH
Bolenge 8 7 1 31–45 U3 G/MD
 Community Health workers and Health committee members Muanda 12 6 6 23–67 P6 U3
Bolenge 12 7 5 25–65 P4 U1
 Men and men’s groups representatives Muanda 12 12 - 25–57 P6 U2
Bolenge 12 12 - 31–63 P4 U1
 Women and women’s groups representatives Muanda 12 - 12 23–45 P6 S6
Bolenge 12 - 12 22–54 NE S6
Dialogue meetings Muanda 12 6 6 32–55 S2 MPH
Bolenge 12 6 6 33–60 S3 G/MD
Health partners Kinshasa 5 5 0 32–55 G MPH
Total   121 70 51 22–67 No MPH
  1. NE No education, P Primary school, S Secondary school, U Undergraduate, G Graduate, MD Medical doctor MPH Master in Public Health, Lecture: S2 second level of secondary school