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Table 4 Opinion, perception and practices related to health unit functioning

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

Items District classification p
Priority Non-priority Total  
No. % No. % No. %  
Did RKS initiate any new programs in the institution in last three years?
Yes 5 10.6 5 8.9 10 9.7 p = 0.770
No 42 89.4 51 91.1 93 90.3
Total 47 100 56 100 103 100
Did RKS develop innovative methods for providing health services in last three years?
Yes 35 83.3 42 82.4 77 82.8 p = 0.901
No 7 16.7 9 17.6 16 17.2
Total 42 100 51 100 93 100
Are the state directives helping to solve the local problems?
Yes 16 35.6 40 78.4 56 58.3 p < 0.001**
No 29 64.4 11 21.6 40 41.7
Total 45 100 51 100 96 100
Are you happy with the role in management of the local institution?
Yes 50 94.3 46 80.7 96 87.3 p = 0.032*
No 3 5.7 11 19.3 14 12.7
Total 53 100 57 100 110 100
Are you satisfied with contribution to the improvement of the local institutions?
Yes 52 98.1 56 98.2 108 98.2 p = 0.959
No 1 1.9 1 1.8 2 1.8
Total 53 100 57 100 110 100
Does local decision making help in improving performance of the institutions?
Yes 50 98 46 80.7 96 88.9 p = 0.004*
No 1 2 11 19.3 12 11.1
Total 51 100 57 100 108 100
  1. * Significant. ** Highly significant