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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Does supportive supervision intervention improve community health worker knowledge and practices for community management of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia? Lessons for scale-up from Nigraan and Nigraan Plus trials in Pakistan

Characteristic Nigraan (Badin) Nigraan Plus (MPK)
LHSs (n = 34) LHWs (n = 168) LHSs (n = 32) LHWs (n = 160)
Intervention (n = 17) Control (n = 17) Intervention (n = 84) Control (n = 84) Intervention (n = 16) Control (n = 16) Intervention (n = 80) Control (n = 80)
Median age (min, max)* 37 (29, 45) 40 (32, 48) ‡ 33 (22, 55) 36.5 (24, 59) 45 (40, 67) 43 (38, 57) 39 (25, 57) 41 (26, 59)
Education n (%)***
 Secondary 5 (29.4) 3 (17.6) 74 (89.2) 79 (94.0) 3 (20.0) 4 (28.6) 65 (92.9) 66 (90.4)
 Tertiary 12 (70.6) 14 (82.4) 9 (10.8) 5 (6.0) 12 (80) 14 (71.4) 5 (7.1) 7 (9.6)
Had previous experience before joining LHWP n (%)** 5 (29.4) 7 (41.2) 7 (8.3) 4 (4.8) 7 (58.3) 1 (12.5) 6 (11.3) 2 (6.7)
Median years of experience with LHWP (min, max)* 12 (0, 20) 14 (8, 20) 12 (0, 20) 13 (0, 21) 22 (14, 25) 20.5 (14, 24) 18 (1, 26) 17 (2, 25)
Marital status n (%)***
 Married 17 (100) 17 (100) 67 (79.8) 73 (86.9) 14 (93.3) 9 (81.8) 64 (88.9) 59 (90.8)
 Single    14 (16.7) 8 (9.5) 1 (6.7) 1 (9.1) 7 (9.7) 5 (7.7)
 Divorced    1 (1.2) 2 (2.4) 0 (0) 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 1 (1.5)
 Widowed    2 (2.4) 1 (1.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1.4) 0 (0)
Lives in a household with < 5-year child n (%)*** 9 (52.9) 6 (35.3) 39 (46.4) 45 (53.6) 2 (14.3) 5 (38.5) 26 (38.8) 30 (40.0)
Median time to reach health facility (min, max)* 15 (0,60) 20 (10, 60) 15 (0, 60) 20 (3, 60) 22 (14, 25) 20.5 (14, 24) 20 (5, 60) 25 (5, 120)
  1. LHWP Lady Health Worker Program, LHWs lady health workers, LHSs lady health supervisors
  2. Statistical tests applied for significance testing: *Mann–Whitney U-test. **Independent sample t-test. ***Pearson’s Chi-square
  3. Some missing values for LHWs in both trials and LHSs in MPK
  4. p-value > 0.05