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Table 2 Characteristics of Health Facility Committees (HFCs) (n = 30)

From: Health facility committees and facility management - exploring the nature and depth of their roles in Coast Province, Kenya

Characteristics Median1 (Range)
  Dispensaries Health Centres All facilities
N 21 9 30
Number of HFC members2 10
(8 - 18)
13
(9 - 15)
10
(8 - 18)
Number of female HFC members2 3
(1 - 7)
3
(1 - 6)
3
(1 - 7)
HFC allowances per meeting (2007 US$)3 1.47
(0 - 4.42)
2.95
(1.47 - 7.37)
1.47
(0 - 7.37)
Number of HFC members trained in facility management and financing2 3
(0 - 13)
2
(0 - 5)
3
(0 - 13)
Number of Staff members trained in facility management and financing 1
(0 - 2)
0
(0 - 2)
1
(0 - 2)
HFC tenure (years) 3
(1 - 5)
3
(2 - 3)
3
(1 - 5)
Number of HFC meetings held in the last quarter 2
(0 - 8)
2
(1 - 3)
2
(0 - 8)
Number of HFC members2 present in last meeting 8
(4 - 14)
11
(7 - 15)
8
(4 - 15)
  1. Source: Structured interviews with health facility in-charge
  2. 1 Weighted to account for variation in sampling probability across facilities.
  3. 2 Refers to community members of the HFC only, excluding the health worker in charge who acted as secretary
  4. 3 Converted using the average USD/KES exchange rate for 2007 (1USD = 67.82KES). Source: http://www.oanda.com/currency/historical-rates