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Table 2 The proportion of respondents who had fully read, partially read and not read malaria elimination policy by age, gender, work province, job designation, and education

From: Malaria programme personnel’s experiences, perceived barriers and facilitators to implementing malaria elimination strategy in South Africa

Characteristic Fully read it
n (%)
Not read it at all
n (%)
Partially read it
n (%)
Total
n (%)
p value
Age (n = 44)
 ≤ 30 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 4 (80.0) 5 (100)  
 31–44 2 (13.3) 3 (20.0) 10 (66.7) 15 (100)  
 45–59 6 (31.6) 5 (26.3) 8 (42.1) 19 (100)  
 60 + 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 3 (60.0) 5 (100) 0.726
Gender (n = 44)
 Female 1 (10.0) 3 (30.0) 6 (60.0) 10 (100)  
 Male 8 (23.5) 7 (20.6) 19 (55.9) 34 (100) 0.602
Province (n = 44)
 KwaZulu-Natal 4 (23.5) 2 (11.8) 11 (64.7) 17 (100)  
 Limpopo 1 (6.7) 6 (40.0) 8 (53.3) 15 (100)  
 Mpumalanga 4 (33.3) 2 (16.7) 6 (50.0) 12 (100) 0.249
Job designation (n = 44)
 Manager 4 (66.7) 0 (0.0) 2 (33.3) 6 (100)  
 EHP 1 (8.3) 2 (16.7) 9 (75.0) 12 (100)  
 Entomologist 2 (100) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (100)  
 Microscopist 0 (0.0) 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 2 (100)  
 Team leader 1 (5.6) 7 (38.9) 10 (55.6) 18 (100)  
 Other 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (75.0) 4 (100) 0.010
Education (n = 44)
 Secondary 1 (5.0) 8 (40.0) 11 (55.0) 20 (100)  
 Undergraduate 4 (40.0) 1 (10.0) 5 (50.0) 10 (100)  
 Postgraduate 4 (28.6) 1 (7.1) 9 (64.3) 14 (100) 0.042