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Table 3 Association between demographic characteristics and performance of CHWs

From: Performance of community health workers managing malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea under the community case management programme in central Uganda: a cross sectional study

Variable Performance Crude analysis
  Good (n, %) Poor (n, %) OR (95% CI) P value
Sex     
Males 12 (16.4) 82 (31.2)   
Females 61 (83.6) 181 (68.8) 2.3 (1.17-4.54) 0.013
Age of respondents    
<=35 years 17 (23.3) 59 (22.4)   
>35 years 56 (76.7) 204 (77.6) 0.95 (0.51-1.76) 0.877
Education level    
Primary 28 (38.4) 126 (47.9)   
Secondary 31 (42.5) 114 (43.3) 1.22 (0.69-2.17) 0.488
Tertiary 14 (19.2) 23 (8.7) 2.74 (1.23-6.08) 0.010
Religion     
Catholic 26 (35.6) 90 (34.2)   
Anglicans 34 (46.6) 125 (47.5) 0.94 (0.53-1.68) 0.838
Moslem 7 (9.6) 37 (14.1) 0.65 (0.26-1.65) 0.365
Other 6 (8.2) 11 (4.2) 1.89 (0.63-5.65) 0.247
Marital status    
Never married 810.9) 16 (6.1)   
Married 52 (72.6) 189 (71.9) 0.55 (0.22-1.36) 0.190
Separated/divorced 10 (13.7) 32 (12.2) 0.63 (0.2-1.92) 0.407
Widow/widower 3 (4.1) 26 (9.9) 0.23 (0.05-1.08) 0.042
Employment status   
Unemployed 14 (19.2) 46 (17.5)   
Formal employment 11 (15.1) 30 (11.4) 1.2 (0.48-3.02) 0.691
Self employed 48 (65.8) 187 (71.1) 0.84 (0.43-1.66) 0.622