Table 4

Comparison of qualitative variables between households with and without a community health worker in the district of Djenné, Mali.

Households without support from a community health worker † (n = 78)*

Households with support from a community health worker (n = 323)*

P value ±



Characteristics

Number households

%

Number household

%


Caregiver in charge of child < 5

0.589

Mother

73

94.8

310

96.9

Grand-mother

4

5.2

10

3.1

Level of education

0.577

Illiterate

68

87.2

258

80.9

Literate in local language

6

7.7

37

11.6

Primary

4

5.1

22

6.9

Secondary

0

0.0

2

0.6

Principal occupation

0.842

Housework

74

100.0

313

98.1

Other

0

0.0

6

1.9

Revenue generating activity

0.304

Yes

35

45.5

123

39.0

No

42

54.5

192

61.0

Geographical accessibility in raining season **

0.39

Floodable

24

30.8

116

35.9

Not floodable

54

69.2

207

65.1


Community health worker survey, April 2006

† These are households that were found to have no CHW support even though this was planned. They were used as a control group. * Totals may not sum to n = 78 and n = 323 due to missing observations; ± missing data not included in the calculation; ** Months of the raining season which makes roads inaccessible: June to February

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

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