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Table 2 Health worker characteristics by LGA

From: Evaluation of a capacity building intervention on malaria treatment for under-fives in rural health facilities in Niger State, Nigeria

 Intervention N = 111Comparison N = 60p value
N%95% CIn%95% CI
Sex (n = 170)      0.784
 Male7061.142.5, 76.93557.334.2, 77.7 
 Female4038.923.1, 57.52542.722.4, 65.8 
Ethnic group (n = 171)      0.433
 Nupe10594.678.9, 98.85998.288.7, 99.7 
 Hausa11.00.1, 7.200  
 Other54.41.1, 15.811.80.3, 11.3 
Highest qualification of health worker (n = 167)   0.191
 Physician22.10.6, 6.70   
 Registered nurse44.21.6, 10.611.80.3, 11.9 
 Registered midwife0  11.80.2, 15.0 
 Medical assistant11.00.1, 7.80   
 Nursing assistant0  0   
 Laboratory technician65.42.1, 13.40   
 Ward assistant65.41.6, 16.411.80.3, 10.9 
 CHO75.62.0, 14.823.61.0, 11.8 
 CHEW2421.712.9, 34.21932.620.6, 47.5 
 JCHEW2929.619.1, 42.71423.715.9, 33.7 
 Other3224.914.6, 39.12134.723.2, 48.4 
Clinical training (n = 167)    
 Clinically trained66.32.8, 13.723.60.9, 13.40.446
How long worked at facility (n = 171)   0.823
 < 1 year1310.27.0, 14.557.32.4, 20.6 
 1–3 years2221.410.3, 39.11219.78.4, 39.6 
 > 3 years7668.552.1, 81.24373.055.9, 85.2 
IMCI training (n = 171)4944.532.4, 57.31219.79.0, 37.90.020
Malaria training (n = 171)5954.142.2, 65.52134.117.4, 56.00.090
 MeanSD MeanSD  
Mean health worker age (years) (n = 166)35.61.04 34.81.26 0.664
  1. LGA local government area, CI confidence intervals, SD standard deviation, CHO Community Health Officers, CHEW community health extension workers, JCHEW junior community health extension workers, IMCI integrated management of childhood illness