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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants and facilities (n = 2248)

From: The role of institutions on the effectiveness of malaria treatment in the Ghanaian health sector

Variable Total Percentage
Age   36.6 years (average)
Gender   
female 1,326 59
male 922 41
Greater Accra 897 39.9
Ashanti 861 38.3
Northern 526 21.7
Education   
• Uneducated (control group) 243 10.8
• Primary 360 16
• Junior Secondary School (JSS) 879 39.1
• Senior Secondary School (SSS) 470 20.9
• Tertiary 297 13.2
Occupation   
• Formal 450 20
• Informal 1214 54
• Farmer 225 10
• Unemployed 584 26
Teaching Hospital   
  330 14.7
Regional Hospital 119 5.3
District Hospital 1,086 48.3
Health Centre 713 31.7
Females in Hospital Types   
• Teaching Hospital 171 7.6
• Regional Hospital 74 3.3
• District Hospital 589 26.2
• Health Centre 447 19.9
Information flow from government to facility 407 18.1
Information flow from facility to health workers 1729 76.9
Quality of instruments 1,893 84.2
Internal decentralization 922 41
Opportunity for professional development 2,021 89.9
Job satisfaction 1,657 73.7