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Table 3 Characteristics of VHTs included in the study, % or mean (SD)

From: Measuring productivity and its relationship to community health worker performance in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Combined (n = 140) Subcounty 1 (n = 77) Subcounty 2 (n = 63)
Sex
 Male 47.9% 44.2% 52.4%
 Female 52.1% 55.8% 47.6%
Age 40.7 (9.6) 41.2 (9.3) 40.1 (10.1)
  < 35 27.9% 24.7% 31.8%
 35- < 50 51.4% 54.6% 47.6%
  > =50 20.7% 20.8% 20.6%
Married / in long-term relationship 92.3% 96.2% 87.3%
Have covered flooring in residence 76.1% 73.4% 79.4%
Years of education 9.3 (2.2) 9.2 (2.3) 9.3 (2.1)
Years serving as a VHT 3.1 (3.8) 3.8 (4.3) 2.2 (2.8)
Received basic VHT training 97.1% 98.4% 97.1%
Knowledge of danger signs (in percent) 54.7 (16.9) 54.4 (16.1) 55.1 (18.0)
Financial incentives received 91.4% 90.9% 92.1%
Perceived that health facility is supportive 91.4% 93.5% 88.9%
Frequency of supervision received over last 3 months 2.1 (1.2) 2.4 (1.2) 1.8 (1.1)
Availability of supplies (out of twelve) 9.7 (1.0) 9.6 (0.8) 9.8 (1.1)
Motorcycle or bicycle available 65.0% 71.4% 57.1%
Cell phone available 79.3% 75.3% 84.1%
Age of child examined (in months) 21.1 (13.8) 20.7 (12.8) 21.6 (15.1)
  < 12 months 25.0% 22.1% 28.6%
  ≥ 12 months 75.0% 77.9% 71.4%
Number of child health complaints described by caregiver 2.2 (0.9) 2.0 (0.6) 2.3 (1.2)
Age of the mother whose child is being examined 25.0 (6.3) 25.4 (6.4) 24.6 (6.1)
  < 18 6.4% 3.9% 9.5%
 18-35 84.3% 85.7% 82.5%
  ≥ 35 9.3% 10.4% 7.9%
Years of schooling received by the mother whose child is being examined 6.5 (2.9) 6.4 (2.4) 6.6 (3.4)
  < 7 years 60.7% 61.0% 60.3%
 7- < 12 years 31.4% 29.9% 33.3%
  ≥ 12 years 7.9% 9.1% 6.4%
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