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Table 7 Characteristics of health workers1 with tasks never 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 51,5% 21,2% 37,3% 59,5% 77,7%
> = 35 45,4% 34,7% 30,4% 67,3% 73,9%
Difference 6,0%pts.(−15,2-27,3%) -13,5pts (−28,8-1,7%) 6,9%pts.(−9,9-23,8%) 7,7%pts.(−24,9-9,3%) 3,8%pts.(−11,1–18,8%)
p-value (of difference) 0,574 0,082 0,418 0,371 0,612
Gender Male 50% 28,9% 42,1% 69,7% 77,6%
Female 48,9% 21,7% 27,5% 53,6% 75,3%
Difference 1,0%pts.(−21,1–19,1%) −7,2%pts. (−21,5-7,1%) −14,5%pts. (−30,1-1,0%) −16,1% pts. (−31,9—0,2%) 2,2%pts.(−16,2-11,7%)
p-value (of difference) 0,920 0,323 0,067 0,046 0,749
Employer Health centre 28,5% 22,7% 22,7% 77,2% 81,8%
State 52,9% 26,0% 37,3% 59,3% 75,6%
Difference −24,3%pts. (−52,8-4,1%) 3,2%pts.(−23,3-16,7%) −14,6%pts. (−36,5 − 7,1%) 17,9%pts.(−4,2-40,0%) 6,2%pts.(−13,2-25,7%)
p-value (of difference) 0,092 0,746 0,186 0,112 0,530
Diploma A3 45,2% 20,4% 37,5% 60,2% 77,2
A2 and more 54,3% 33,3% 31,5% 64,9% 75,4%
Difference 9,0%pts.(−11,0-29,1%) 12,8%pts.(−1,7-27,4%) 5,9%pts.(−22,0-10,2%) 4,6%pts.(− 11,7-21,0%) 1,8%pts.(−16,1–12,5%)
p-value (of difference) 0,373 0,083 0,469 0,573 0,800
had not received any in-service training since the end of their studies Yes 50,9% 18,7% 38,7% 70% 85%
No 47,9% 33,8% 30,7% 52,3% 66,1%
Difference 3,0%pts.(−23,2 − 17,0%) 15,0%pts.(0,8-29,3%) -7,9%pts.(− 23,7-7,8%) -17,6% pts.(−33,5—1,8%) −18,8%pts. (−32,5—5,1%)
p-value (of difference) 0,763 0,038 0,320 0,029 0,007
Management of MAM is part of the activities of the HW Yes 45,8% 24,5% 33,3% 56,8% 73,5%
No 59,2% 27,9% 39,5% 74,4% 83,7%
Difference 13,4%pts.(−9,0–35,8%) 3,3%pts.(−12,3-19,1%) 6,2%pts.(−11,0-23,4%) 17,5%pts.(0,2-34,8%) 10,1%pts.(−5,0 − 25,4%)
p-value (of difference) 0,238 0,670 0,478 0,047 0,188
Management of SAM is part of the activities of the HW Yes 38,4% 27,3% 32,8% 50,6% 68,4
No 61,7% 23,6% 37,5% 73,6% 84,7
Difference 23,2%pts.(3,6-42,8%) 3,7%pts.(−18,1–10,6%) 4,6%pts.(−11,1-20,3%) 22,9%pts.(7,3-38,5%) 16,2%pts.(2,4–29,9%)
p-value (of difference) 0,020 0,604 0,563 0,004 0,021
Supervision Yes 45,9% 22,8% 50,8% 63,1% 73,6%
No 51,6% 27,2% 25% 61,3% 78,4%
Difference 5,6%pts.(−15,1-26,4%) 4,4%pts.(−10,2-19,2%) -25,8%pts. (−41,4—10,2%) 1,7%pts.(−18,2-14,6%) 4,7%pts.(−9,5-19,0%)
p-value (of difference) 0,589 0,550 0,001 0,829 0,515
  1. 1P-values were adjusted for multiple comparison and after Bonferroni correction, p-values were no more significant