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Table 3 Characteristics of the health workers (N = 145)

From: Addressing malnutrition among children in routine care: how is the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses strategy implemented at health centre level in Burundi?

Characteristics Number (%)
Age  
< 35 years 99 (68)
> 35 years 46 (32)
Gender  
male 76 (52)
female 69 (48)
Employer  
government 123 (85)
health centre 22 (15)
Diploma  
A3 1 88 (61)
A2 2 and above 57 (39)
Years since last in-service training  
<=1 year 101 (70)
> 1 year 44 (30)
Have received training on growth monitoring and promotion  
Yes 21 (14)
No 124 (86)
Have received training on screening and management of acute malnutrition  
Yes 60 (41)
No 85 (59)
Self-declared need of further training in growth monitoring and promotion  
Yes 52 (36)
No 91 (64)
Self-declared need of further training in screening and management of acute malnutrition  
Yes 89 (62)
No 54 (38)
Management of moderate acute malnutrition is part of the activities of the health worker  
Yes 102 (70)
No 43 (30)
Management of severe acute malnutrition is part of the activities of the health worker  
Yes 73 (50)
No 72 (50)
Have received supervision visit on the topic of malnutrition in the last six months  
Yes 57 (39)
No 88 (61)
  1. 1two years of nursing training
  2. 2four years of nursing training