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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics by medical cadre

From: Outcomes of voluntary medical male circumcision performed by medical doctors and non-doctor health workers in central Uganda

Variable Overall Medical doctor Non-doctor p value
Total circumcised (%) 274 53 (19.34) 221 (80.66)  
Age (in years)
Median (IQR) 24.00 (20.00–28.00) 22.00 (19.00–27.00) 24.00 (20.00–28.00) 0.0320
Number of circumcisions by health facility
Private facility (%)a 117 (42.70) 48 (90.57) 69 (31.22)  < .0001
Public health facility(%)b 157 (57.30) 5 (9.43) 152 (68.78)  
Circumcision methodc
Dorsal slit (%) 266 (99.25) 50 (100.00) 216 (99.08)
Forceps guided (%) 2 (0.75) 0 (0.00) 2 (0.92)  
Time taken for circumcision (in minutes)
Mean (SD) 18.81 (14.86) 32.72 (9.47) 15.45 (13.96)  < .0001
Median (IQR) 10.00 (7.00–30.00) 30.00 (26.00–37.00) 8.00 (7.00–22.00)  < .0001
Adverse events
Yes (%) 15 (5.47) 3 (5.66) 12 (5.43) 0.9999
No (%) 259 (94.53) 50 (94.34) 209 (94.57)  
Postsurgical bleeding
Bleeding after 2 h (%) 2 (100.00) 1 (50.00) 1 (50.00)
Evidence of excessive skin removal
Yes (%) 4 (1.46) 2 (3.77) 2 (0.90) 0.1696
No (%) 270 (98.54) 51 (96.23) 219 (99.10)  
Fever post-surgeryc
Yes (%) 3 (1.10) 0 (0.00) 3 (1.36)
No (%) 270 (98.90) 52 (100.00) 218 (98.64)  
Evidence of pus discharge post-circumcisionc
Yes (%) 7 (2.56) 0 (0.00) 7 (3.17)
No (%) 266 (97.44) 52 (100.00) 214 (96.83)  
Evidence of urethral injury
No (%) 274 (100.00) 53 (19.34) 221 (80.66)
  1. aMengo hospital & Kibuli hospital
  2. bKisenyi health centre
  3. cmissing data