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Table 2 Individual, supervisor’s and community characteristics in Kisumu West, Siaya, Ugenya and Gem districts, Nyanza Province, Kenya

From: Individual and contextual factors associated with community health workers’ performance in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a multilevel analysis

Individual variables Number %
Gender
 Female 1006 81.0
 Male 236 19.0
Age group (years)
 <40 633 51.0
 ≥40 609 49.0
Marital status
 Single/Divorced/Widowed 19 1.5
 Married 1223 98.5
 Education level
 No education/dropped out of primary school 210 16.9
 Primary level 462 37.2
 Secondary level or higher 570 45.9
Number of household members
 Fewer than 6 497 40.0
 6 or more 745 60.0
Number of children under five
 Fewer than 1 380 30.6
 1 or more 862 69.4
Household wealth index
 Poorest 224 18.0
 Poorer 291 23.4
 Middle 268 21.6
 Richer 207 16.7
 Richest 252 20.3
Household sanitation practice
 Poor 169 13.6
 Middle 362 29.2
 Good 711 57.3
Years working as CHW
 Less than 4 years 630 50.7
 4 years or more 612 49.3
Number of households covered by CHW
 Fewer than 21 households 745 60.0
 21 or more 497 40.0
Job satisfaction
 Lowest 250 20.1
 Low 261 21.0
 Middle 233 18.8
 High 251 20.2
 Highest 247 19.9
Frequency of supervisions received
 Less than monthly 178 14.3
 Monthly 908 73.0
 More frequently 156 12.6
Supervisor’s and community variables Number %
CHEWs’ health knowledge
 Low 404 32.5
 Middle 348 28.0
 High 490 39.5
Months working as CHEW
 Less than 12 months 654 52.7
 12 or more 588 47.3
Number of CUs covered (Mean, Std) 1.44 0.99
CHEW satisfaction score
 Low 254 20.5
 Middle 735 59.2
 High 253 20.4
Social capital
 Low 414 33.3
 Middle 461 37.1
 High 367 29.6
Community education level
 Low 365 29.4
 Middle 564 45.4
 High 313 25.2
Community health knowledge status
 Low 366 29.5
 Middle 525 42.3
 High 351 28.3
Community wealth
 Low 402 32.4
 Middle 686 55.2
 High 154 12.4