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Table 2 Characteristics of health workers enrolled in health facilities where ANC observations took place (number (%) unless otherwise specified)

From: Effectiveness of the delivery of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Kenya

Health facility 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Overall
Number of staff interviewed 16 8 3 16 7 5 2 9 12 78
Number female 9 (56.3) 3 (37.5) 3 (100.0) 11 (68.8) 4 (57.1) 4 (80.0) 2 (100.0) 3 (33.3) 9 (75.0) 48 (61.5)
Mean age in years (SD) 29 (8) 34 (8) 34 (8) 31 (7) 34 (11) 34 (11) 38 (5) 37 (11) 34 (10) 33 (9)
Number resident in the district 3 (18.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (33.3) 4 (25.0) 1 (14.3) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (66.7) 3 (25.0) 21 (25.6)
Number from district 4 (25.0) 1 (12.5) 1 (33.3) 1 (43.8) 3 (42.9) 1 (20.0) 1 (50.0) 6 (66.7) 4 (33.3) 31 (37.8)
Ethnicity 
 Luo 6 (46.2) 5 (62.5) 3 (100.0) 14 (93.3) 6 (85.7) 2 (40.0) 2 (100.0) 8 (88.9) 7 (58.3) 53 (71.6)
 Luyha 4 (30.8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (11.1) 2 (16.7) 7 (9.5)
 Kalenjin 1 (7.7) 2 (25.0) 0 1 (6.7) 0 1 (20.0) 0 0 3 (25.0) 8 (10.8)
 Kisi 2 (15.4) 1 (12.5) 0 0 1 (14.3) 1 (20.0) 0 0 0 5 (6.8)
 Other 0 0 0 0 0 1 (20.0) 0 0 0 1 (1.4)
Mean years in health facility (SD) 0 (1) 2 (3) 3 (5) 2 (2) 3 (3) 0 (0) 4 (2) 7 (7) 3 (3) 2 (4)
Number working in other departments 15 (93.8) 7 (87.5) 2 (66.7) 12 (80.0) 6 (85.7) 4 (80.0) 2 (100.0) 9 (100.0) 11 (91.7) 72 (88.9)
Highest qualifications 
 Medical or clinical officers 3 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 11
 Pharmacist 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
 Registered nurse/midwife 2 2 2 4 4 3 0 0 4 21
 Enrolled nurse/midwife 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 6
 Nurse aid 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Laboratory technician 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 8
 Student 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8
 Other 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 9
Number with FANC training in last 5 years 4 (25.0) 1 (12.5) 1 (33.3) 1 (6.25) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (11.1) 2 (16.7) 10 (12.2)
Number with PMTCT training in last 5 years 6 (37.5) 4 (50.0) 2 (66.7) 10 (62.5) 3 (42.9) 2 (40.0) 1 (50.0) 7 (77.8) 6 (50.0) 41 (50.0)
Number with MiP in training last 5 years 3 (8.8) 3 (37.5) 1 (33.3) 2 (12.5) 1 (14.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.2) 1 (9.3) 15 (15.9)
  1. FANC focused antenatal care, MiP malaria in pregnancy, PMTCT prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, SD standard deviation