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Table 1 Characteristics of the healthcare workers, Ogun State, Nigeria

From: Adherence to malaria diagnosis and treatment guidelines among healthcare workers in Ogun State, Nigeria

  Public facilities
N = 216
n (%)
Private facilities
N = 216
n (%)
Total
N = 432
n (%)
Gender
 Male 37 (17.1) 93 (43.1) 130 (30.1)
 Female 179 (82.8) 123 (56.9) 302 (69.9)
Age (years)
  < 25 4 (1.9) 6 (2.8) 10 (2.3)
 25–34 36 (16.7) 64 (29.6) 100 (23.1)
 35–44 79 (36.6) 95 (43.9) 174 (40.3)
 45–54 89 (41.2) 40 (18.5) 129 (29.9)
  ≥ 55 8 (3.7) 11 (5.1) 19 (4.4)
Cadre of Health workers
 Consultant 0 4 (1.9) 4 (0.9)
 Medical Officer 25 (11.6) 110 (51.6) 135 (31.5)
 Nurse/Midwife 99 (46.0) 92 (43.2) 191 (44.6)
 CHEW/CHOa 89 (41.4) 7 (3.3) 96 (22.4)
 Laboratory Scientist 2 (0.9) 0 2 (0.5)
Years of practice
 1–5 21 (9.7) 43 (19.9) 64 (14.8)
 6–10 37 (17.1) 60 (17.1) 97 (22.5)
 11–15 32 ((14.8) 62 (28.7) 94 (21.8)
 16–20 43 (19.9) 20 (9.3) 63 (14.6)
 21–25 46 ((21.3) 14 (6.5) 60 (13.9)
  > 25 37 (17.2) 17 (7.9) 54 (12.5)
Training on malaria case management
 Yes 170 (79.4) 52 (20.2) 222 (51.2)
 No 46 (21.3) 164 (75.9) 210 (48.6)
  1. CHEW Community Health Extension Worker; CHO Community Health Officers
  2. aThese cadre of health workere were group together because they are expected to work mainly at community level