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Table 2 People’s choices of health care destination

From: Village health workers as health diplomats: negotiating health and study participation in a malaria elimination trial in The Gambia

When you are ill, do you go to the VHW? Baseline Endline Total
Always 17.7 29.2 (45)
Most of the times 21.9 34.4 (54)
Sometimes 50.0 27.1 (74)
Never 10.4 9.4 (19)
DK - - -
N (100%) 96 96 192
Chi-square = 11.9 (df = 3); prob. < 0.01; Cramer’s V = 0.25 (missing: 38)
Where do you go in case of fever? Baseline Endline Total
Traditional healer/Marabout 0.8 2.0 (3)
VHW 12.0 22.0 (37)
Health facility 86.4 76.0 (184)
DK 0.8 0.0 (1)
N (100%) 125 100 225
Chi-square = 5.51 (df = 3); prob. < 0.14; Cramer’s V = 0.17 (missing: 5)
In case you don’t recover, where do you go next? Baseline Endline Total
Traditional healer/Marabout 2.4 1.0 (4)
VHW 0.0 0.0 (0)
Health facility 96.8 99.0 (220)
DK 0.8 0.0 (1)
N (100%) 125 100 225
Chi-square = 1.42 (df = 3); not significant; Cramer’s V = 0.08 (missing: 4)
* the null (0.0) cells are due to small sample size