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Table 1 Study district characteristics

From: Health worker transfer processes within the public health sector in Ghana: a study of three districts in the Eastern Region

  Akwapim North Kwahu West Upper Manya Krobo Total
Population 142 275 97 556 78 158 317 989
Clinical health workforce 231 (37.4) 253 (40.9) 134 (21.7) 618(100)
 Doctors 8 (3.5) 9 (3.6) 1 (0.7) 18 (2.9)
 Medical assistants 7 (3.0) 3 (1.2) 4 (3.0) 14 (2.3)
 Registered nurses 58 (25.1) 71 (28.1) 26 (19.4) 155(25.1)
 Midwives 43 (18.5) 31 (12.3) 12 (9.0) 86 (13.9)
 Community health nurses 50 (21.6) 53 (20.9) 56 (41.8) 159(25.7)
 Auxiliary nurses/Health assistants 46 (19.9) 67 (26.5) 28 (20.9) 141(22.8)
 Allied health workers 16 (6.9) 16 (6.3) 6 (4.5) 38 (6.1)
 Pharmacists 3 (1.3) 3 (1.2) 1 (0.7) 7 (1.1)
Health facilities 23 (37.1) 27 (43.5) 12 (19.4) 62 (100)
 Hospitals 1 (4.3) 1 (3.7) 1 (8.3) 3 (4.8)
 Health centers 9 (39.1) 8 (29.6) 5 (41.7) 22 (35.5)
 CHPS facilities 13 (56.5) 18 (66.7) 6 (50.0) 39 (59.7)
Main burden of diseases 1. Malaria 1. Hypertension, malaria* 1. Malaria  
2. Upper respiratory tract infections 2. Malaria, diarrhea* 2. Rheumatism, diarrhea*
3. Hypertension, diarrhea* 3. Skin diseases, upper respiratory infections* 3. Anemia
  1. Information from the time of study in 2014
  2. *Different burden of disease between children and adults; indicates disease among children