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Table 3 Women caregiver, household and village characteristics associated with utilization of CHW services for child fever treatment

From: Factors associated with utilization of community health workers in improving access to malaria treatment among children in Kenya

Characteristic N CHW % (n) Other % (n) p-value
Overall 298 34.6 (103) 65.4 (195)  
Women caregiver education
 No formal education 169 34.9 (59) 65.1 (110) 0.885
 Primary/secondary 129 34.1 (44) 65.9 (85)  
Women caregiver age group
 ≤20 y 47 34.0 (16) 66.0 (31) 0.993
 21-30 y 136 36.0 (49) 64.0 (87)  
 31-40 y 81 35.8 (29) 64.2 (52)  
 41+ y 12 33.3 (4) 66.7 (8)  
Attended ANC during last pregnancy
 Yes 196 35.2 (69) 64.8 (127) 0.581
 No 97 32.0 (31) 68.0 (66)  
IPT (2+ doses SP) during last pregnancy
 Yes 140 32.9 (46) 67.1 (94) 0.674
 No 27 37.0 (10) 63.0 (17)  
Knowledge of AL as new anti-malarial drug
 Yes 104 44.2 (46) 55.8 (58) 0.010
 No/Don’t know 194 29.4 (57) 70.6 (137)  
Identified sleeping under net as way to prevent malaria
 Yes 239 36.4 (87) 63.6 (152) 0.179
 No 59 27.1 (16) 72.9 (43)  
Household wealth rank
 Most poor 71 39.4 (28) 60.6 (43) 0.012
 Poor 174 37.9 (66) 62.1 (108)  
 Least poor 53 17.0 (9) 83.0 (44)  
Household size     
 2 to 4 71 32.4 (23) 67.6 (48) 0.425
 5 to 7 132 31.8 (42) 68.2 (90)  
 8 or more 93 39.8 (37) 60.2 (56)  
Village size
 <60 households 57 40.4 (23) 59.7 (34) 0.008
 61-100 households 82 41.6 (34) 58.5 (48)  
 101-200 households 94 37.2 (35) 62.8 (59)  
 >200 households 65 16.9 (11) 83.1 (54)  
Visited by CHW in past 3 months
 Yes 153 63.4 (97) 36.6 (56) <0.001
 No 176 39.2 (69) 60.8 (107)