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Table 1 Sample characteristics of Village Health Team (VHT) members who completed knowledge, attitudes, and practice questionnaires and focus group discussions.

From: Exploring knowledge and attitudes toward non-communicable diseases among village health teams in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variable Mean ± SD (range) or N (%)
  KAP participants (N=68) FGD 1 (N=11) FGD 2 (N=8) FGD 3 (N=8) FGD 4 (N=6)
Age 43.6 ± 7.7
(28-66)
42.6±6.8
(32-53)
44.4±9.4
(31-60)
45.5±5.1
(38-54)
41.3±8.0
(35-56)
Sex      
 Male 19 (27.9) 0 (0.0) 8 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (100.0)
 Female 49 (72.1) 11 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
Highest education level      
 Primary 13 (19.1) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (12.5) 3 (50.0)
 Secondary 51 (75.0) 10 (90.9) 8 (100.0) 6 (75.0) 1 (16.7)
 Post-secondary 4 (5.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (12.5) 2 (33.3)
Occupation      
 Farming 30 (44.1) 7 (63.6) 8 (100.0) 3 (37.5) 2 (33.3)
 Business 19 (27.9) 3 (27.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (25.0) 3 (37.5)
 Housewife 6 (8.8) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (25.0) 0 (0.0)
 Other 13 (19.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (12.5) 1 (12.5)
Average VHT work hours (per week) 19.0 ± 11.6 13.9±5.1 15.5±5.6 17.5±9.8 11.2±3.0
Average no. of years as a VHT member 6.4 ± 4.1 6.5±1.5 6.7±1.8 5.2±4.0 8.8±4.6
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