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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the research participants, August 2021

From: An evaluation of excellence in primary healthcare units after the introduction of a performance management innovation in two regional states of Ethiopia: a facility based comparative study

Variable Category Implementation of Health Center Reform Guidelines Total N = 364
Project-supported (N = 184) Non-project-supported (N = 180) P-value
   Frequency Percent Frequency Percent   Frequency Percent
Region Oromia 125 67.9% 120 66.7% 0.797 245 67.3%
SNNP 59 32.1% 60 33.3%   119 32.7%
Sex Male 121 65.8% 124 68.9% 0.525 245 67.0%
Female 63 34.2% 56 31.1%   119 33.0%
Address Rural 133 72.3% 141 78.3% 0.181 274 75.0%
Urban 51 27.7% 39 21.7%   90 25.0%
Age  < 26 years 48 26.0% 54 30.0% 0.453 102 28.0%
26 – 30 years 91 49.5% 74 41.1%   165 45.3%
31 – 35 years 31 16.8% 37 20.6%   68 18.7%
36 + years 14 7.6% 15 8.3%   29 8.0%
Profession BSc public health officer 47 25.5% 34 18.9% 0.672 81 22.3%
Diploma nurse 44 23.9% 46 25.6%   90 24.7%
BSc nurse 23 12.5% 33 18.3%   56 15.4%
Management (diploma and BA) 21 11.4% 25 13.9%   46 12.6
Midwife (BSc and diploma) 19 10.3% 16 8.9%   35 9.6%
BSc pharmacy 13 7.0% 12 6.7%   25 6.8%
BSc laboratory technologist 10 5.4% 9 5.0%   19 5.2%
Health information technician 7 3.8% 5 2.8%   12 3.3%
Marital status Single 99 53.8% 92 51.1% 0.876 191 52.7%
Married 84 45.7% 87 48.3%   171 46.9%
Separated /divorced 1 0.5% 1 0.6%   2 0.5%
Years of service  < 6 years 81 44.0% 80 44.4% 0.619 161 44.2%
6—15 years 100 54.4% 98 54.5%   198 54.4%
16 + years 3 1.6% 2 1.1%   5 1.4%