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Table 1 Distribution of performance scores by CHW characteristics (n = 35)

From: The fidelity of implementation of recommended care for children with malaria by community health workers in Nigeria

Variable (range)n (%)Domain performance score: mean (SD)Total score (18–26)a
General practice (1–3)aProficiency in the use of RDT (8–13)aAdherence to malaria treatment recommendation (5–6)aPost-treatment initiation counseling of caregivers (1–4)a
Age quartiles in years
 1st (23–33)6 (17.1)2.5 (0.6)12.0 (5.7)5.7 (0.5)2.7 (1.5)22.8 (2.9)
 2nd (35–40)12 (34.3)2.7 (0.7)10.9 (1.4)5.7 (0.5)3.0 (0.9)22.3 (2.1)
 3rd (42–47)8 (22.9)2.3 (0.7)11.1 (1.7)6.0 (0.0)3.0 (0.8)22.4 (2.0)
 4th (48–65)9 (25.7)2.1 (0.8)10.8 (1.2)5.7 (0.5)2.3 (1.3)20.9 (1.8)
Age categories in years
  ≤ 40 years18 (51.4)2.6 (0.6)11.3 (1.5)5.7 (0.5)2.9 (1.1)22.4 (2.3)
  > 40 years17 (48.6)2.2 (0.7)10.9 (1.4)5.8 (0.4)2.7 (1.1)21.6 (2.0)
Highest level of education
 Primary13 (37.1)2.3 (0.8)10.5 (1.5)5.9 (0.4)2.9 (1.0)21.5 (1.9)
 Secondary18 (51.4)2.4 (0.7)11.6 (1.3)5.7 (0.5)2.6 (1.2)22.3 (2.4)
 Post-secondary4 (11.4)2.5 (0.6)11.0 (1.4)5.8 (0.5)3.0 (0.8)22.3 (1.5)
Occupation
 Healthcare-related10 (28.6)2.8 (0.4)11.0 (1.5)5.7 (0.5)2.8 (0.9)22.3 (2.5)
 Not healthcare-related25 (71.4)2.2 (0.7)11.2 (1.5)5.8 (0.4)2.8 (1.2)21.9 (2.0)
 Mean performance score2.4 (0.7)11.1 (1.5)5.7 (0.4)2.8 (1.1)22.0 (2.2)
  1. Mean performance score = Total score points obtained by CHW per domain/35
  2. aRange of performance score