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Table 2 Characteristics of samples from the 2013 PE survey and 2012 qualitative study

From: Assessing implementation fidelity of a community-based infant and young child feeding intervention in Ethiopia identifies delivery challenges that limit reach to communities: a mixed-method process evaluation study

  Supervisors HEWs Volunteers Mothers
PE SURVEY SAMPLE, 2013 indicators Tigray (n = 25) SNNPR (n = 46) Tigray (n = 40) SNNPR (n = 93) Tigray (n = 104) SNNPR (n = 196) Tigray (n = 260) SNNPR (n = 490)
Percent/Mean (SD) Percent/Mean (SD) Percent/Mean (SD) Percent/Mean (SD) Percent/Mean (SD) Percent/Mean (SD) Percent/Mean (SD) Percent/Mean (SD)
Age (years) 33.0 (7.8) 25.0 (2.3) 27.1 (5.7) 25.2 (3.1) 33.8 (9.1) 30.9 (7.6) 27.8 (0.5) 27.4 (0.5)
Number of children:       
 0 36.0 63.2 22.5 30.7 5.8 8.3 0.0 0.0
 1 28.0 23.7 50.0 42.1 7.7 6.2 38.5 42.2
 2 4.0 7.9 20.0 17.1 22.1 8.3 57.1 48.5
 3+ 32.0 5.3 7.5 10.2 64.4 77.3 4.4 9.3
Highest education level completed:       
 Nursing, university 100.0 100.0       
 Technical/vocational    60.0 63.4     
 High school    37.5 26.9     
 Secondary school    2.5 4.3 9.5 35.1 5.8 6.3
 Grade 1-8    0.0 5.4 49.4 53.6 35.4 53.0
 Barely read or write/illiterate      41.4 11.3 58.8 40.7
Years in current position 3.5 (2.4) 1.6 (1.6) 4.1 (0.6) 4.4 (0.2) 4.1 (3.7) 4.6 (3.6) N/A N/A
QUALITATIVE STUDY SAMPLE, 2012 Tigray (n = 3) SNNPR (n = 3) Tigray (n = 6) SNNPR (n = 6) Tigray (n = 18) SNNPR (n = 18) Tigray (n = 30) SNNPR (n = 30)
Age (years) 31.0 (9.4) 29.3 (4.9) 25.2 (1.2) 25.2 (2.3) 32.9 (9.4) 32.9 (6.5) 25 (4.6) 25 (4.6)
Highest education level completed:       
 Nursing, university 66.7 66.7       
 Technical/vocational 33.3 33.3 100.0 83.3     
 High school    0.0 0.0 0.0 16.7 0.0 3.3
 Secondary school    0.0 16.7 11.1 55.5 13.3 23.3
 Grade 1-8      83.3 27.8 43.3 43.3
 Barely read or write/illiterate      5.6 0.0 43.3 30.0
Years in current position 1.4 (1.4) 1.6 (1.2) 6.0 (0.5) 3.8 (1.6) 4.2 (6.1) 5.1 (3.1) N/A N/A