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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents by each health facility

From: Strengthening health system governance using health facility service charters: a mixed methods assessment of community experiences and perceptions in a district in Kenya

  FA FB FC FD Total
Individual characteristics
Number of respondents 256 251 256 256 1019
Sex:
 Male 112 (43.8 %) 88 (35.1 %) 91 (35.5 %) 80 (36.4 %) 371 (36.4 %)
 Female 144 (56.3 %) 163 (64.9 %) 165 (64.5 %) 176 (63.6 %) 648 (63.6 %)
Age group:
 17–24 years 85 (33.2 %) 86 (34.3 %) 97 (37.9 %) 811 (31.6 %) 349 (34.2 %)
 25–34 years 79 (30.9 %) 62 (24.7 %) 62 (24.2 %) 75 (29.3 %) 278 (27.3 %)
 35–44 years 50 (19.5 %) 46 (18.3 %) 46 (18 %) 44 (17.2 %) 186 (18.3 %)
  ≥ 45 years 42 (16.4 %) 57 (22.7 %) 51 (19.9 %) 56 (21.9 %) 206 (20.2 %)
Current Marital Status:
 Singlea 96 (37.5 %) 76 (30.3 %) 79 (30.9 %) 72 (28.1 %) 323 (31.7 %)
 Married 160 (62.5 %) 175 (69.7 %) 177 (69.1 %) 184 (71.9 %) 696 (68.3 %)
Highest education level:
 Primary school or less 144 (56.3 %) 142 (56.6 %) 143 (55.9 %) 168 (65.6 %) 597 (58.6 %)
 Secondary school 92 (35.9 %) 86 (34.3 %) 89 (34.8 %) 77 (30.1 %) 344 (33.8 %)
 Post-Secondary 20 (7.8 %) 23 (9.2 %) 24 (9.4 %) 11 (4.3 %) 78 (7.7 %)
Main Occupation
 Agriculture 138 (53.9 %) 163 (64.9 %) 165 (64.5 %) 169 (66 %) 635 (62.3 %)
 Skilled Labour 45 (17.6 %) 29 (11.9 %) 31 (12.1 %) 32 (12.5 %) 137 (13.4 %)
 Unskilled labour 28 (10.9 %) 21 (8.4 %) 24 (9.4 %) 27 (10.5 %) 100 (9.8 %)
 Student 45 (17.6 %) 38 (15.1 %) 36 (14.1 %) 28 (10.9 %) 147 (14.4 %)
Estimated Monthly Income in KES
  ≤ 2,000 137 (53.5 %) 117 (46.6 %) 148 (57.8 %) 151 (59 %) 553 (54.3 %)
 2001–5,000 79 (30.9 %) 91 (36.3 %) 67 (26.2 %) 65 (25.4 %) 302 (29.6 %)
  ≥ 5,001 40 (15.6 %) 43 (17.1 %) 41 (16 %) 40 (15.6 %) 164 (16.1 %)
Illness and morbidity
Ill household member in last facility visitb
  ≤ 5 Years 64 (25.4 %) 77 (32.9 %) 67 (27.2 %) 83 (33.1 %) 291 (29.6 %)
  ≥ 5 Years 188 (74.6 %) 157 (67.1 %) 179 (72.8 %) 168 (66.9 %) 693 (70.4 %)
Illness Encountered
 Malaria 119 (47 %) 105 (44.9 %) 98 (39.8 %) 111 (44.2 %) 433 (44 %)
 ARIc 49 (19.4 %) 80 (34.2 %) 76 (30.9 %) 67 (26.7 %) 272 (27.6 %)
 Typhoid 15 (5.9 %) 11 (4.7 %) 9 (3.7 %) 18 (7.2 %) 53 (5.4 %)
 Trauma & Accidents 8 (3.2 %) 8 (3.4 %) 15 (6.1 %) 12 (4.8 %) 43 (4.4 %)
 NCDsd 19 (7.5 %) 7 (3 %) 6 (2.4 %) 1 (0.4 %) 33 (3.4 %)
 Others 43 (17 %) 23 (9.8 %) 42 (17.1 %) 42 (16.7 %) 150 (15.2 %)
Treatment Provider
 Health Facility 243 (94.9 %) 220 (87.6 %) 241 (94.1 %) 239 (93.4 %) 943 (92.5 %)
 Non-Health Facility 10 (3.9 %) 14 (5.6 %) 5 (2 %) 12 (4.7 %) 41 (4 %)
 n/a 3 (1.2 %) 17 (6.8 %) 10 (3.9 %) 5 (2 %) 35 (3.4 %)
Distance to nearest HF
  ≤ 3 Km 222 (86.7 %) 180 (71.7 %) 194 (75.8 %) 238 (93 %) 834 (81.8 %)
 3–5 Km 21 (8.2 %) 40 (15.9 %) 47 (18.4 %) 1 (0.4 %) 109 (10.7 %)
 Don’t Know 13 (5.1 %) 31 (12.4 %) 15 (5.9 %) 17 (6.6 %) 76 (7.5 %)
  1. aIncludes never married, separated, divorced or widowed
  2. bExcludes 35 respondents who did not experience any illness in the 6 months prior to the survey
  3. cAcute Respiratory Illness
  4. dNon-Communicable Diseases