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Table 4 The respondents’ satisfaction levels with their involvement in the implementation of malaria elimination strategy and this rating is categorized by respondents’ age grouping, years of experience, level of education and job designation

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

Ratings Age grouping (overall n = 145)
≤ 30 31–44 45–59 60 + Total p value
n = 8 (%) n = 46 (%) n = 75 (%) n = 16 (%) n = 145 (%)
VD 1 (12.5) 6 (13.0) 3 (4.0) 1 (6.3) 11 (7.6)  
SD 1 (12.5) 12 (26.1) 18 (24.0) 3 (18.8) 34 (23.4)  
U 1 (12.5) 9 (19.6) 20 (26.7) 4 (25.0) 34 (23.4)  
SS 4 (50.0) 16 (34.8) 23 (30.7) 6 (37.5) 49 (33.8)  
VS 1 (12.5) 3 (6.5) 11 (14.7) 2 (12.5) 17 (11.7)  
       0.769
Ratings Years of experience (overall n = 145)
≤ 10 10–19 20–29 30 + Total p value
n = 37 (%) n = 24 (%) n = 50 (%) n = 34 (%) n = 145 (%)
VD 5 (13.5) 2 (8.3) 2 (4.0) 1 (2.9) 10 (6.9)  
SD 9 (24.3) 7 (29.2) 10 (20.0) 9 (26.5) 35 (24.1)  
U 8 (21.6) 4 (16.7) 14 (28.0) 8 (23.5) 34 (23.4)  
SS 12 (32.4) 9 (37.5) 16 (32.0) 12 (35.3) 49 (33.8)  
VS 3 (8.1) 2 (8.3) 8 (16.0) 4 (11.8) 17 (11.7)  
       0.897
Ratings Highest educational levels attained (overall n = 146)
Primary Secondary Undergraduate Postgraduate Total p value
n = 2 (%) n = 97 (%) n = 28 (%) n = 19 (%) n = 146 (%)
VD 0 (0.0) 7 (7.2) 2 (7.1) 2 (10.5) 11 (7.6)  
SD 0 (0.0) 19 (19.6) 10 (35.7) 6 (31.6) 35 (24.0)  
U 2 (100) 26 (26.8) 3 (10.7) 3 (15.8) 34 (23.3)  
SS 0 (0.0) 30 (30.9) 12 (42.9) 7 (36.8) 49 (33.6)  
VS 0 (0.0) 15 (15.5) 1 (3.6) 1 (5.3) 17 (11.6)  
       0.179
Ratings Job designation (overall n = 146)
Manager EHP Entomologist Microscopist Team Leader Other Total p value
n = 6 (%) n = 25 (%) n = 3 (%) n = 15 (%) n = 85 (%) n = 12 (%) n = 146 (%)
VD 1 (16.7) 3 (12.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (5.9) 2 (16.7) 11 (7.6)  
SD 3 (50.0) 9 (36.0) 1 (33.3) 6 (40.0) 15 (17.6) 1 (8.3) 35 (24.0)  
U 0 (0.0) 2 (8.0) 1 (33.3) 4 (26.7) 20 (23.5) 7 (58.3) 34 (23.3)  
SS 1 (16.7) 11 (44.0) 1 (33.3) 4 (26.7) 30 (35.3) 2 (16.7) 49 (33.6)  
VS 1 (16.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (6.7) 15 (17.6) 0 (0.0) 17 (11.6)  
         0.036
  1. Ratings: VD very dissatisfied, SD somewhat dissatisfied, U undecided/unsure, SS somewhat satisfied, VS very satisfied