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Table 3 Socio-demographic information for community health units and community health extension workers

From: Assessment of surveillance core and support functions regarding neglected tropical diseases in Kenya

Characteristic n (%)
County location for CHUs
 Rift Valley 15 (30%)
 Coastal 27 (54%)
 Eastern 8 (16%)
Health facility level linked to CHUs
 Level 2 – Dispensary 30 (60%)
 Level 3 - Health Centre 15 (30%)
 Level 4 - Sub County Hospital 5 (10%)
Health facility type linked to CHUs
 Private 3 (6%)
 Public 47 (94%)
Age of CHEWs
 18–30 years 6 (12%)
 31–40 years 19 (38%)
 41–50 years 22 (44%)
  > 50 years 3 (6%)
Gender of CHEWs
 Female 13 (26%)
 Male 37 (74%)
Health cadre of CHEWs
 Laboratory Staff 2 (4%)
 Nurse 7 (14%)
 Public Health Staff 41 (82%)
Years of work experience as CHEWs
 1 - < 2 years 2 (4%)
 2 - < 3 years 7 (14%)
 3 - ≤5 years 20 40%)
 More than 5 years 21 (42%)
Highest level of education of CHEWs
 Certificate 6 (12%)
 Diploma 39 (78%)
 Degree 5 (10%)
  1. CHU Community Health Units
  2. CHEWs Community Health Extension Workers