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Table 3 Association between demographics of CHWs and performance scores

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

 CrudeAdjusteda
Change in mean score (95% CI)P valueChange in mean score (95% CI)p value
Dependent variable: total performance score
 Age in years−0.04 (−0.12–0.04)0.30−0.04 (− 0.12–0.05)0.36
 Highest level of education0.20 (− 0.32–0.73)0.430.18 (− 0.36–0.72)0.50
 Occupation
  Healthcare-relatedRef Ref 
  Not healthcare-related−0.38 (−2.03–1.27)0.64−0.08 (−1.84–1.67)0.93
Dependent variable: performance score for general practice
 Age in years−0.02 (− 0.04–0.01)0.15−0.01 (− 0.03–0.01)0.31
 Highest level of education0.00 (− 0.17–0.17)1.00−0.04 (− 0.20–0.13)0.64
 Occupation
  Healthcare-relatedRef Ref 
  Not healthcare-related−0.56 (− 1.06 – − 0.06)0.03*−0.52 (− 1.05–0.01)0.05*
Dependent variable: performance score for proficiency in the use of RDT
 Age in years− 0.03 (− 0.09–0.02)0.20−0.04 (− 0.09–0.02)0.17
 Highest level of education0.25 (− 0.10–0.60)0.150.26 (− 0.09–0.62)0.14
 Occupation
  Healthcare-relatedRef Ref 
  Not healthcare-related0.16 (−0.98–1.30)0.780.56 (− 0.64–1.66)0.38
Dependent variable: performance score for adherence to malaria treatment recommendation
 Age in years0.005 (− 0.01–0.02)0.550.004 (− 0.01–0.02)0.61
 Highest level of education−0.01 (− 0.12–0.10)0.82−0.008 (− 0.12–0.11)0.89
 Occupation
  Healthcare-relatedRef Ref 
  Not healthcare-related0.06 (−0.28–0.40)0.720.03 (− 0.34–0.40)0.86
Dependent variable: performance score for post-treatment initiation counseling of caregivers
 Age in years0.007 (− 0.03–0.05)0.720.008 (− 0.04–0.05)0.71
 Highest level of education−0.03 (− 0.30–0.23)0.79−0.04 (− 0.32–0.24)0.79
 Occupation
  Healthcare-relatedRef Ref 
  Not healthcare-related−0.04 (− 0.88–0.80)0.92−0.10 (− 1.01–0.80)0.82
  1. aAdjusted for age (years), highest level of education (primary, secondary, post-secondary), and occupation of CHW (healthcare-related, not healthcare-related)
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05