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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of community health workers (n = 79)

From: Improving community health worker use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Zambia: package instructions, job aid and job aid-plus-training

CHW characteristics [n, (%)] Manufacturer's
instructions
(n = 32)
Job aid
only
(n = 21)
Job aid plus
training
(n = 26)
Total
(N = 79)
Gender (women) 6 (18.8%) 8 (38.1%) 6 (23.1%) 20 (25.3%)
Mean age (years) 41.6 41.3 43.6 42.2
Mean years as CHW 6.0 5.1 5.6 5.6
Completed secondary education* 2 (6.3%) 4 (19.1%) 9 (34.6%) 15 (19.0%)
Chongwe district 18 (56.3%) 11 (52.4%) 11 (42.3%) 40 (50.6%)
Prior malaria treatment experience 27 (84.4%) 20 (95.2%) 24 (92.3%) 71 (89.9%)
Prior RDT experience 3 (9.4%) 1 (4.8%) 2 (7.7%) 6 (7.6%)
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05.