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Table 3 Average percentage of HEWs who rated the tasks in a Health Extension Program area (N = 82)

From: Identifying gaps in the practices of rural health extension workers in Ethiopia: a task analysis study

Program area   Frequency Criticality Education/training Self-perceived performance
Number of tasks High Low High Low Learned in PSE Not learned in PSE Never trained at all Competent or proficient Not able to perform safely
Hygiene and environmental sanitation 7 74.2 25.8 88.8 11.2 43.6 54.2 2.3 97.2 2.8
Disease prevention and control 13 73.4 26.7 89.9 10.1 44.9 52.0 3.1 95.7 4.3
Family health 22 69.3 30.7 89.8 10.2 45.3 51.5 3.2 95.6 4.4
Health education and communication 20 60.4 39.6 89.5 10.6 39.8 57.4 2.8 95.7 4.3