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Table 3 Characteristics and operations of health facility management committees

From: Are Health Facility Management Committees in Kenya ready to implement financial management tasks: findings from a nationally representative survey

  Non-municipal Municipal Total
  Dispensary Health centre Dispensary Health centre  
N 144 65 21 18 248
  % % % % %
  (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Facility has HFMC 97.8 97.9 80.2 94.4 97.2
(92.3 - 99.4) (91.2 - 99.5) (10.7 - 99.3) (40.4 - 99.8) (93.0 - 98.9)
Of those with HFMCs
N 140 63 18 17 238
  Median Median Median Median Median
[IQR] [IQR] [IQR] [IQR] [IQR]
Median number of committee members 10 9 8 9 10
[9-11] [8-11] [7–9.5] [9-11] [9-11]
Median tenure (years) 3 3 3 3 3
[3] [3] [3] [3] [3]
  % % % % %
(95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
HFMC included all types of members specified in Gazette (see Table 1) 58.0 81.1 51.4 58.8 61.4
(39.2 - 74.8) (65.7 - 90.5) (8.9 - 92.0) (7.8 - 96.0) (44.7 - 75.8)
Percentage of all committee members that are female 30.8 28.6 33.3 33.3 30.0
(23.1 - 40.0) (23.1 - 33.3) (22.5 - 50.0) (28.6 - 50.0) (23.1 - 40.0)
Percentage of ordinary community committee members that are female 40.0 40.0 40.0 50.0 40.0
(30.0 - 50.0) (33.3 - 50.0) (37.5 - 50.0) (30.0 - 60.0) (31.3 - 50.0)
HFMCs with written constitution 55.4 38.5 60.0 76.5 53.5
(34.4 - 55.3) (27.3 - 51.0) (9.7 - 95.4) (27.0 - 96.6) (44.0 - 62.8)
HFMCs with fixed tenure 92.7 92.2 71.2 80.0 92.0
(82.4 - 97.2) (82.4 - 96.8) (10.1 - 98.2) (5.4 - 99.6) (83.6 - 96.3)
One or more ordinary community committee members trained in facility or financial management 15.5 26.7 20.2 29.4 17.5
(6.9 - 31.3) (7.8 - 61.0) (3.4 - 64.9) (3.7 - 81.8) (8.7 - 32.1)
Held full committee meeting in the last quarter 76.6 86.3 70.2 76.5 77.9
(58.8 - 8.2) (75.0 - 3.0) (20.5 - 95.6) (15.2 - 98.3) (62.9 - 88.0)
Held executive meeting in the last quarter 48.0 61.6 44.2 29.4 49.8
  (39.5 - 56.6) (42.7 - 77.6) (9.8 - 85.2) (5.1 - 76.3 (41.4 - 58.1)
  1. CI = confidence interval; HFMC = health facility management committee; and IQR = inter-quartile range.
  2. Source: In charge interviews.