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Table 3 Health Worker Sample Characteristics by cadre

From: Can task-shifting work at scale?: Comparing clinical knowledge of non-physician clinicians to physicians in Nigeria

  Medical Officer CHO Nurse Officer Nurse Midwife CHEW JCHEW Env Hlth Off/Ass Comm Hlth Ass Hlth Att/AuxNurse Dental Off/Nur/Tech Total
N 115 256 497 169 1891 802 110 93 168 37 4138
Wtd prop 2.6 5.9 12.7 4.7 44.2 20.1 2.6 2.2 4.4 0.7 100
Age (years) 40.5 45.0 a 45.2 a 36.8 40.4 35.7 a 33.6 a 41.1 39.1 34.9 40.5
(CI) (36.3–44.7) (43.7–46.3) (44.1–46.2) (34.7–38.9) (39.9–40.8) (34.9–36.4) (32.1–35.2) (39.3–42.9) (37.6–40.7) (31.3–38.6) (36.3–44.7)
Experience (years) 13.6 20.7 a 19.1 a 9.2 14.9 10.5 7.9 a 15.4 12.3 9.9 13.6
(CI) (9.6–17.6) (19.0–22.3) (17.8–20.4) (6.4–11.9) (14.4–15.5) (9.8–11.2) (6.8–8.9) (13.3–17.5) (10.8–13.8) (6.4–13.4) (9.5–17.7)
Female (%) 20.7 62.3 86.4 99.8 71.2 65.4 37.6 81.4 89.1 70.9 71.6
Rural (%) 13.5 51.0 40.9 72.4 57.9 69.1 70.4 50.8 58.4 41.5 57.2
Total non-ess Q 63.1 37.5a 36.4 a 37.3a 33.4a 32.7a 37.7a 25.1a 19.7a 36.8a 34.3a
(CI) (57.0–69.2) (35.0–40.2) (34.6–38.3) (34.2–40.4) (32.4–34.4) (31.2–34.3) (32.0–43.4) (21.2–28.9) (17.8–21.6) (29.3–44.4) (33.6–35.0)
Facility Type
 Hlth Po/Di 3.0 6.5 2.4 3.9 10.9 12.0 17.8 20.6 15.4 7.7 9.8
 Hlth Clin 35.0 15.4 20.7 10.6 26.0 28.0 22.1 11.6 6.7 36.0 23.4
 Hlth Ctr 62.0 78.1 76.8 85.5 63.1 60.0 60.1 67.8 77.9 56.3 66.8
(total) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
State
 Anambra 1.2 2.7 26.7 8.4 47.7 9.5 0.1 1.0 2.6 0.1 100
 Bauchi 0.2 3.7 7.5 0.7 42.7 29.3 14.4 0.7 0.8 0.0 100
 Bayelsa 25.9 9.6 8.7 9.6 28.4 12.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 4.8 100
 Cross River 1.4 15.3 12.6 2.9 53.4 12.9 0.0 0.7 0.6 0.2 100
 Ekiti 2.8 4.1 17.9 3.3 52.2 9.8 0.1 3.7 3.4 2.8 100
 Imo 1.3 3.3 18.0 13.6 30.4 14.4 3.4 4.1 11.5 0.0 100
 Kaduna 4.7 11.6 14.0 2.6 46.8 18.6 1.2 0.6 0.0 0.0 100
 Kebbi 0.3 2.6 3.1 6.4 48.3 26.1 9.4 0.8 0.4 2.7 100
 Kogi 0.8 7.0 12.4 0.0 53.6 21.1 0.4 3.0 1.0 0.8 100
 Niger 1.5 2.4 4.8 1.8 51.7 37.2 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.0 100
 Osun 4.0 7.5 17.2 2.6 31.8 11.8 0.0 6.7 17.4 1.0 100
 Taraba 0.2 2.4 11.1 3.8 47.3 24.1 2.6 3.2 4.3 1.1 100
  1. Note: Averages and proportions presented are weighted for the inverse probability of selection of each health worker across the different cadres. a t-test difference with Medical Officers p < 0.05