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Table 6 Characteristics of health workers1 with tasks systematically performed

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   Ongoing BF(n = 99) Appetite (n = 145) Weight (n = 145) Height/length (n = 145) Whz (n = 145)
Age < 35 22,7% 18,2% 36,3% 29,2% 15,1%
> = 35 18,2% 17,4% 43,4% 19,5% 17,3%
Difference 4,5%pts.(−12,9%-21,9%) 0,8%pts.(− 12,8–14,4%) 7,1%pts.(−24,3-10,1%) 9,7%pts.(−5,8-25,2%) 2,2%pts.(− 15,2-10,7%)
p-value (of difference) 0.606 0,908 0,416 0,217 0,733
Gender Male 20% 11,8% 31,5% 17,1% 10,5%
Female 22,4% 24,6% 46,3% 36,2% 21,7%
Difference 2,4%pts.(− 14,0-19,0%) 12,8%pts.(0,2-25,3%) 14,7%pts.(− 1,1-30,7%) 19,1%pts.(4,9-33,3%) 11,2%pts.(−0,7-23,1%)
p-value (of difference) 0,768 0,045 0,068 0,008 0,065
Employer Health Centre 21,4% 22,7% 27,2% 9,0% 4,5%
State 21,2% 17,1% 40,6% 29,2% 17,8%
Difference 0,2%pts.(−23,3-23,8%) 5,6%pts.(−11,9-23,3%) − 13,3%pts. (−35,7-8,9%) −20,1%pts.(−40,1-0,1%) − 13,3pts(−30,0-3,3%)
p-value (of difference) 0,983 0,527 0,238 0,047 0,116
Diploma A3 13,0% 19,3% 38,6% 27,2% 17,0%
A2 and more 28,3% 15,8% 38,5% 24,5% 14,0%
Difference −15,2%pts.(−31,4-0,9%) 3,5%pts.(−16,4-9,4%) 0,0%pts.(− 16,5-16,4%) 2,7%pts.(− 17,5-12,1%) 3,0%pts.(− 15,3-9,3%)
p-value (of difference) 0,065 0,591 0,996 0,719 0,630
had not received any in-service training since the end of their studies Yes 15,7% 20% 31,2% 21,2% 11,2%
No 27,1% 15,3% 47,6% 32,3% 21,5%
Difference 11,4%pts.(−4,9-27,7%) 4,6%pts.(−17,3-8,1%) 16,4%pts.(0,4-32,3%) 11,0%pts.(−3,4–25,5%) 10,2%pts.(−1,7-22,3%)
p-value (of difference) 0,169 0,474 0,043 0,134 0,092
Management of MAM is part of the activities of the HW Yes 23,6% 16,7% 42,1% 27,4% 15,6%
No 14,8% 20,9% 30,2% 23,2% 16,2%
Difference 8,8%pts.(−27,2-9,6%) 4,3%pts.(−9,6-18,1%) −11,9%pts. (−29,4-5,5%) 4,1%pts.(−20,0-11,7%) 0,5%pts.(−12,6 − 13,8%)
p-value (of difference) 0,345 0,544 0,180 0,602 0,929
Management of SAM is part of the activities of the HW Yes 28,8% 15,1% 47,9% 32,8% 20,5%
No 12,8% 20,8% 29,1% 19,4% 11,1%
Difference 16,0%pts.(−32,2–0%) 5,8%pts.(−6,8–18,4%) 18,7%pts.(−34,5—2,9%) 13,4%pts.(−27,8-0,9%) 9,4%pts.(−21,4-2,5%)
p-value (of difference) 0,051 0,369 0,020 0,066 0,121
Supervision Yes 21,6% 17,5% 31,5% 22,8% 14,0%
No 20,9% 18,2% 43,1% 28,4% 17,0%
Difference 0,6%pts.(−17,6-16,3%) 0,6%pts.(−12,3-13,6%) 11,6%pts.(−4,7-27,9%) 5,6%pts.(−9,2-20,4%) 3,0%pts.(− 9,3-15,3%)
p-value (of difference) 0,939 0,922 0,163 0,457 0,630
  1. 1P-values were adjusted for multiple comparison: after Bonferroni correction, p-values were no more significant