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Table 2 School health processes compared between public and private schools

From: A pre-COVID-19 assessment of aspects of the school health programme in some selected Nigerian primary schools: implications for school re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic in developing country contexts

Variable Public schools (n = 40) Private school (n = 106) p-value Total
Availability of a school health committee
 Yes 16 (40.0) 15 (14.2) 0.001 31 (21.2)
 No 24 (60.0) 91 (85.9)   115 (78.8)
Availability of health personnela
 Yes 0 (0.0) 10 (9.4) 0.06 10 (6.9)
 No 40 (100.0) 96 (90.6)   136 (93.2)
Conduct health talks
 Yes 34 (85.0) 88 (83.0) 0.77 122 (83.6)
 No 6 (15.0) 18 (17.0)   24 (16.4)
Isolate school-children as a method for disease control
 Yes 1 (2.5) 1 (0.9) 0.47 2 (1.4)
 No 39 (97.5) 105 (99.1)   144 (98.6)
Immunise school- children as a method for disease control
 Yes 2 (5.0) 2 (1.9) 0.46 4 (2.7)
 No 38 (95.0) 104 (98.1)   142 (97.3)
Keep student medical records
 Yes 23 (57.5) 68 (64.2) 0.46 91 (62.3)
 No 17 (42.5) 38 (35.9)   55 (37.7)
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