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Table 1 Overview of research methods and study participants

From: Reducing unmet need for contraceptive services among youth in Homabay and Narok counties, Kenya: the role of community health volunteers – a qualitative study

Method Study population County and number of participants, by sex
Narok County Homabay County
Semi-structured interviews (N = 37) Youth (18–24 years) 3 male, 2 female 4 male, 4 female
CHVs 2 male, 1 female 2 male, 2 female
Key informants type 1: community leaders 2 male 2 male
Key informants type 2: youth leaders of selected youth groups 1 male, 1 female 1 male, 3 female
Key informants type 3: managers (government, NGO) 2 male, 2 female 1 male, 2 female
Focus group discussions Youth
(18–24 years)
2 male groups, total 14 participants
1 female group, 8 participants
2 male groups, total 21 participants
2 female groups, total 22 participants
CHVs 2 mixed groups, total 16 participants 2 mixed groups, total 23 participants
Community members
(35–49 years)
1 male group, 8 participants
1 female group, 9 participants
1 male group, 8 participants
1 female group, 12 participants
  1. CHV community health volunteers, NGO non-governmental organisation