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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants by type

From: Insights into the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria in Ghana: the role of caregivers and licensed chemical sellers in four regions

  Asante Akim North N (%) Asante Akim South N (%) Shama N (%) Kpone Katamanso N (%) Gonja West N (%) Total N (%)
Type of respondent/participant
 Caregivers
  Type of caregiver N = 20 N = 19 N = 20 N = 21 N = 25 N = 105
   Mother of young child 11 (55) 16 (84.2) 19 (95) 14 (66.7) 21 (84) 81 (77.1)
   Father of young child 5 (25) 2 (10.5) 0 4 (19) 4 (16) 15 (14.3)
   Other 4 (20) 1 (5.3) 1 (5) 3 (14.3) 0 9 (8.6)
  Literacy of caregivers N = 20 N = 18 N = 19 N = 20 N = 24 N = 101
   Cannot read and write English 4 (20) 10 (55.6) 13 (68.4) 5 (25) 15 (62.5) 47 (46.6)
   Can read and write English, but with difficulty 6 (30) 5 (27.8) 2 (10.6) 9 (45) 5 (20.8) 27 (26.7)
   Can read and write English easily 10 (50) 3 (16.7) 4 (21) 6 (30) 4 (16.7) 27 (26.7)
  Occupation of Caregivers N = 20 N = 19 N = 20 N = 21 N = 25 N = 105
   Unemployed 1 (5) 1 (5.30 1 (5) 0 0 3 (2.9)
   Formal sector 5 (25) 4 (21) 0 2 (9.5) 3 (12.0) 14 (13.3)
   Informal sector 14 (70) 14 (74) 19 (95) 19 (90.5) 22 (88.0) 88 (83.8)
 LCS attendants
  Gender N = 19 N = 20 N = 20 N = 20 N = 10 N = 89
   Male 15 (78.9) 16 (80.0) 13 (65.0) 12 (60.0) 9 (90.0) 65 (73.1)
   Female 4 (21.1) 4 (20.0) 7 (35.0) 8 (40.0) 1 (10.0) 24 (26.9)
   Marital status N = 19 N = 20 N = 20 N = 20 N = 10 N = 89
   Married/cohabiting 9 (47.4) 14 (70) 14 (70.0) 8 (40.0) 7 (70.0) 52 (58.4)
   Divorced/separated 2 (10.5) 4 (20) 1 (5.0) 0 0 7 (7.9)
   Never married/never co-habited 8 (42.1) 2 (10) 5 (25.0) 12(60.0) 3 (30.0) 30 (33.7)
  Education N = 19 N = 20 N = 20 N = 20 N = 10 N = 89
   Primary education 4 (21.1) 1 (5.0) 1 (5.0) 1 (5.0) 1 (10.0) 8 (9.0)
   Secondary/SHS 11 (57.8) 13 (65.0) 12 (60.0) 11 (55.0) 8 (80.0) 55 (61.8)
   Tertiary 4 (21.1) 6 (30.0) 7 (35.0) 8 (40.0) 1 (10.0) 26 (29.2)
  Receipt of LCS training N = 19 N = 20 N = 20 N = 20 N = 10 N = 89
   Yes 8 (42.1) 20 (100) 20 (100) 16 (80) 10 (100) 74 (83.1)
   No 11 (57.9) 0 0 4 (20) 0 15 (16.9)
 Health care providers
   Nurse prescriber 11 (52.4)
   Physician assistant 7 (33.3)
   Pharmacy technician 2 (9.5)
   Laboratory technologist 1 (4.8)
  Gender   
   Male 7 (33.3)
   Female 14 (66.7)
  Length of practice   
   Up to 5 years 10 (47.6)
   6–10 years 2 (9.5)
   Above 10 years 9 (42.9)