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Table 1 Opinion, perception and practices related to governance

From: Local self governance in health - a study of it’s functioning in Odisha, India

Attributes District classification P
Priority Non-priority Total
No. % No. % No. %
Are you involved in development of district / sub-district plan of the current year?
Yes 31 58.5 45 78.9 76 69.1 p = 0.020*
No 22 41.5 12 21.1 34 30.9
Total 53 100 57 100 110 100
Are you trained in preparation of district/block operational plans (PIP) development?
Yes 14 27.5 27 47.4 41 38 p = 0.033*
No 37 72.5 30 52.6 67 62
Total 51 100 57 100 108 100
Could you establish local priorities different from the centrally sponsored schemes?
Yes 9 18.4 6 10.7 15 14.3 p = 0.264
No 40 81.6 50 89.3 90 85.7
Total 49 100 56 100 105 100
Do officials from other departments participate in formulating district/block health plan?
Yes 40 76.9 25 45.5 65 60.7 p < 0.001**
No 12 23.1 30 54.5 42 39.3
Total 52 100 55 100 107 100
Do you include activities of other sectors in district/block health plan?
Yes 34 70.8 23 41.8 57 55.3 p = 0.003*
No 14 29.2 32 58.2 46 44.7
Total 48 100 55 100 103 100
How frequently are review/monitoring meetings for health activities conducted?
Weekly 3 6 4 7.1 7 6.6 p = 0.069
Monthly 14 28 26 46.4 40 37.7
Quarterly 32 64 22 39.3 54 50.9
End of year 0 0 0 0 0 0
Irregularly 1 2 4 7.1 5 4.7
Total 50 100 56 99.9 106 99.9
  1. * Significant. ** Highly significant