Table 1

Descriptive statistics for the sample of Health Surveillance Assistants
District All districts Kasungu Lilongwe Mzimba Nsanje Ntcheu Phalombe
Age
20 to 24 13 (9.9%) 2 (9.5%) 1 (4.6%) 1 (4.6%) 3 (13.6%) 4 (18.2%) 2 (9.1%)
25 to 29 37 (28.2%) 8 (38.1%) 3 (13.6%) 5 (22.7%) 5 (22.7%) 9 (40.9%) 7 (31.8%)
30 to 39 57 (43.5%) 10 (47.6%) 10 (45.5%) 7 (31.8%) 12 (54.6%) 8 (36.4%) 10 (45.5%)
40 to 49 19 (14.5%) 1 (4.8%) 5 (22.7%) 8 (36.4%) 1 (4.6%) 1 (4.6%) 3 (13.6%)
50 and above 5 (3.8%) 0 3 (13.6%) 1 (4.6%) 1 (4.6%) 0 0
Sex
Male 106 (80.9%) 17 (80.9%) 18 (81.8%) 18 (81.8%) 16 (72.7%) 15 (68.2%) 22 (100.0%)
Female 25 (19.1%) 4 (19.1%) 4 (18.2%) 4 (18.2%) 6 (27.3%) 7 (31.8%) 0
Recruitment year
Before 1990 2 (1.5%) 0 1 (4.6%) 1 (4.6%) 0 0 0
1990 to 1999 52 (39.7%) 8 (38.1%) 11 (50.0%) 13 (59.1%) 7 (31.8%) 5 (22.7%) 8 (36.4%)
2000 to 2004 13 (9.9%) 0 2 (9.1%) 1 (4.6%) 5 (22.7%) 0 5 (22.7%)
2005 to 2009 64 (48.9%) 13 (61.9%) 8 (36.4%) 7 (31.8%) 10 (45.5%) 17 (77.3%) 9 (40.9%)
Education
Primary school 5 (3.8%) 0 2 (9.1%) 2 (9.1%) 0 0 1 (4.6%)
Form Two 45 (34.4%) 6 (28.6%) 11 (50.0%) 6 (27.3%) 13 (59.1%) 4 (18.2%) 5 (22.7%)
Form Four 81 (61.8%) 15 (71.4%) 9 (40.9%) 14 (63.6%) 9 (40.9%) 18 (81.8%) 16 (72.7%)
Years in community*
Less than 1 year 19 (14.8%) 3 (14.3%) 3 (14.3%) 2 (9.1%) 7 (35.0%) 2 (9.1%) 2 (9.1%)
1 to 5 years 75 (58.6%) 14 (66.7%) 12 (57.2%) 15 (68.2%) 7 (35.0%) 14 (63.6%) 13 (59.1%)
5 to 10 years 22 (17.9%) 2 (9.5%) 4 (19.1%) 4 (18.2%) 2 (10.0%) 5 (22.7%) 5 (22.7%)
More than 10 years 8 (6.3%) 2 (9.5%) 2 (9.5%) 1 (4.6%) 0 1 (4.6%) 2 (9.1%)
From community 4 (3.1%) 0 0 0 4 (18.2%) 0 0
Median number of CCM cases per HSA in September, 2009 (IQR)
41 (54) 50 (65) 48 (45) 25 (52) 29 (54) 51 (48) 34 (64)

*n=128; 3 missing.

Callaghan-Koru et al.

Callaghan-Koru et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:55   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-55

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