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Table 4 Association between community factors 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
Selection to become CHW   
Local council chairperson 13 (17.8) 40 (15.2) 1.00  
Local council executive 16 (21.9) 67 (25.5) 0.73 (0.32-1.69) 0.467
Meeting of the whole village 44 (60.3) 156 (59.3) 0.87 (0.43-1.77) 0.695
Community support     
Poor 25 (34.2) 162 (61.6) 1.00  
Good 48 (65.8) 101 (38.) 3.07 (1.76-5.38) <0.001
Support from LC leadership    
Low 43 (58.9) 190 (72.2) 1.00  
High 30 (41.1) 73 (27.8) 1.82 (1.05-3.13) 0.029
Duration of working as CHW     
Less than 12 months 9 (12.3) 49 (18.6) 1.00  
More than 12 months 64 (87.7) 214 (81.4) 1.63 (0.76-3.50) 0.208
Support from immediate family    
Low 6 (8.2) 52 (19.7)   
High 67 (91.8) 211 (80.2) 2.78 (1.12-6.67) 0.021
Community recognition of services    
No 3 (4.1) 17 (6.5) 1.00  
Yes 70 (95.9) 246 (93.5) 1.61 (0.46-5.56) 0.453
Respect by community     
Low 19 (26.1) 105 (39.9) 1.00  
High 54 (73.9) 158 (60.1) 1.89 (1.05-1.33) 0.030