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Table 1 Summary of CHW demographics and sampling methods employed across all seven study locations

From: A new tool to measure approaches to supervision from the perspective of community health workers: a prospective, longitudinal, validation study in seven countries

  Sierra Leone Bangladesh Ethiopia Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mozambique
Cadre CHW CTC HEW Village midwives CHW/CHEW HSA APE
Sampling method Convenience Convenience Convenience Convenience Convenience Random Convenience
Languagea Krio, Mende, English Bangla Amharic Basha-Indonesia English, Swahili, Kamba Chichewa Portuguese, Ronga, Changane
Sample size 327 119 108 230 51 124 78
Sex (Female %) 54.7% 75.6% 100% 97.0% 76.5% 38.7% 61.5%
Completed Secondary Education 28.9% 12.3% 99.1% 28.3% 34.1% 79.5% 0%
  1. CHW Community health worker, CTC Close to Community health service providers, HEW Health extension worker, CHEW Community health extension worker, HAS Health surveillance assistants, APE Agentes polivalentes elementares, SD Standard deviation
  2. aIn the case of oral languages (i.e. Mende), the questionnaire was ultimately left in English and administered by an enumerator in the language most familiar to the participants