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Table 2 Category and number of health workers at government Primary Health Care Centers in Zamfara and Kano States

From: Assessment of health service delivery parameters in Kano and Zamfara States, Nigeria

Designation Kano State Zamfara State
Health Post
N = 276
n (%)
Health Clinic
N = 43
n (%)
Primary Health Centre
N = 116
n (%)
Health Post
N = 396
n (%)
Health Clinic
N = 90
n (%)
Primary Health Centre
N = 153
n (%)
Actual Expected Gap Actual Expected Gap Actual Expected Gap Actual Expected Gap Actual Expected Gap Actual Expected Gap
Doctors 0 (0.0) 4 (0.5)   18 (1.3) 116 98 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   1 (0.1) 153 152
Nurses 1 (0.1) 23 (2.9) 86 39 28 (2.0) 464 355 2 (0.2) 4 (0.9) 180 175 7 (0.5) 612 536
Midwife 9 (1.3) 24 (3.1) 81 (5.8) 6 (0.7) 1 (0.2) 69 (4.6)
Pharmacist 8 (1.2) 3 (0.4) 9 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1)
Lab. Scientist 0 (0.0) 3 (0.4) 14 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
CHO 5 (0.7) 13 (1.7) 32 (2.3) 116 84 4 (0.4) 5 (1.1) 32 (2.2) 153 121
CHEW 151 (22.0) 210 (27.0) 86 + 124 344 (24.5) 348 4 244 (27.2) 107 (23.1) 180 73 257 (17.4) 459 202
JCHEW 166 (24.2) 276 110 115 (14.8) 172 57 187 (13.3) 696 509 165 (18.4) 396 231 56 (12.1) 360 304 138 (9.3) 918 780
Lab. Technicians 18 (2.6) 35 (4.5) 107 (7.6) 116 9 34 (3.8) 25 (5.4) 156 (10.6) 153  
Pharmacy Technicians 4 (0.6) 19 (2.4) 46 (3.3) 116 70 7 (0.8) 12 (2.6) 40 (2.7) 153 113
Record officer 16 (2.3) 30 (3.8) 60 (4.3) 116 56 34 (3.8) 31 (6.7) 102 (6.9) 153 51
Health attendant 105 (15.3) 276 171 113 (14.5) 86   161 (11.5) 232 71 143 (15.9) 396 253 95 (20.5) 180 85 221 (15.0) 306 85
Health assistant 32 (4.7) 35 (4.5) 84 (6.0) 232 148 127 (14.1) 396 269 69 (14.9) 180 111 254 (17.2)
Environmental Health Officer 145 (21.1) 133 (17.1) 179 (12.7) 116   128 (14.3) 44 (9.5) 158 (10.7) 153  
Lab. Assistant 11 (1.6) 12 (1.5) 46 (3.3) 3 (0.3) 11 (2.4) 29 (2.0)
Lab. Attendant 8 (1.2) 2 (0.3) 5 (0.4) 1 (0.1) 3 (0.6) 7 (0.5)
Pharmacy assistant 8 (1.2) 4 (0.5) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (0.3)
Total 687 (100.0)    778 (100.0)       898 (100.0)    463 (100.0)    1477 (100.0)