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Table 1 Contribution of CHW and their needed support

From: Community health worker in hard-to-reach rural areas of Myanmar: filling primary health care service gaps

Contributions of CHW Frequency Percent
 • Environmental health 595 95
 • Health education 571 94
 • Community mobilization for EPI 479 83
 • Treatment of minor illness 9.2 34
Contributions of CHW Mean Standard error
 • Number of cases with minor illness 61.8 139
 • Number of cases with serious illness who were referred 11.8 25
 • Number of cases with serious illness who refused referral 6.1 10
Support to CHW by BHS and sub-centres Frequency Percent
 • Very satisfied 202 29
 • Satisfied 401 57
 • Fairly satisfied 63 9
 • Unsatisfied 27 4
 • Very unsatisfied 5 1
Needed support
 • Technical supervision 638 99
 • Refresher course 620 99
 • Kit replenishment 537 94
 • Financial support for transportation 430 80
 • Financial support for work 369 71
Travelling difficulty to hard-to-reach areas
 • Having difficulty 424 68
 • Not having difficulty 201 32
Experiencing patients refusing to be referred to higher facilities
 • Ever experienced 309 58
 • Never experienced 225 42
Sources of financial assistance
 • From community fund
   Ever received 40 6
   Never received 601 94
 • From individual patients
   Ever received 133 22
   Never received 481 78