Table 3

Socio-demographic characteristics of community health workers in the district of Djenné, Mali. Community health worker survey, April 2006 (n = 72).

Characteristics of the community health worker

Number

%


Sex

Male

35

48.6

Female

37

51.4

Main activity

Housework

31

44.3

Agriculture

34

48.6

other

5

7.1

Level of education

Illiterate*

16

22.2

Literate in local language

17

23.6

Primary

37

51.4

Secondary

2

2.8

Capable to read and write

In French

33

45.8

In Arabic

3

4.3

In local language

19

26.4

Doesn't know how to read nor write

17

23.6

Revenue generating activity

Yes

39

54.2

No

33

45.8

Has received initial training

March 2003

26

36.1

September 2005

46

63.9


* Illiterate in local languages and French

Perez et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:28   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-28

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