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Table 2 Knowledge and preferences of study participants about health extension program in West Gojjam Zone, ANRS, Ethiopia, 2012

From: Health extension program factors, frequency of household visits and being model households, improved utilization of basic health services in Ethiopia

Variables Number Percent (95% CI)
Heard about HEP (1318)   
No 107 8.1 (6.6 - 9.6)
Yes 1211 91.9 (90.4 - 93.4)
Total 1318 100
Sources of information   
HEWs 1190 91.0 (89.4 - 92.5)
Other Health Workers 251 19.0 (16.9 - 21.2)
Community 217 16.4 (14.4 - 18.4)
Radio 56 4.2 (3.2 - 5.3)
Total 1318 1318
Understanding HEP components   
No 428 32.5 (30.0 - 35.0)
Yes 890 67.5 (65.0 - 70)
Total 1318 100
Which HEP do you know? ( 890)   
Immunization 840 63.7 (61.1 - 66.3)
Excreta disposal 828 62.8 (60.2 - 65.4)
Family planning 827 62.7 (60.1 - 65.4)
Solid and liquid waste disposal 813 61.8 (59.1 - 64.4)
Food supply and safety measures 795 60.3 (57.7 - 63.0)
Personal hygiene 785 59.6 (56.9 - 62.2)
Water supply and safety measures 741 56.2 (53.5 -58.9)
Health house environment 737 55.9 (53.2 - 58.6)
Malaria 694 52.7 (50.0 -55.4)
Maternal and child health 572 43.4 (40.7 - 46.1)
HIV/AIDS, Other STD and TB 455 34.5 (32.0 - 37.1)
Nutrition 396 30.0 (27.6 - 32.5)
Adolescent reproductive health 347 26.3 (23.9 - 28.7)
Insect and rodent control 313 23.7 (21.4 - 26.0)
First aid 196 14.9 (12.9 - 16.8)
Total 1318 100
Health institution preferences (visits) by the community   
Health post 910 69.0 (66.5 - 71.5)
Health center 926 70.3 (67.8 - 72.7)
Hospital 31 2.4 (1.5 - 3.2)
Private health facility 112 8.5 (7.7 – 10.0)
Total 1318 100
Community perception about the conduct of HEWs   
Bad 70 5.3 (4.1 - 6.5)
Good 1248 94.7 (93.5 - 96.0)
Total 1318 100
Community perception about the quality of services in the HP   
Bad 74 5.6 (4.4 - 6.9)
Good 1244 94.4 (93.1 -95.6)
Total 1318 100