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Table 1 CHW profile and characteristics by gender

From: Equally able, but unequally accepted: Gender differentials and experiences of community health volunteers promoting maternal, newborn, and child health in Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Characteristic Male Female Chi-square
(n = 125) % (n = 103) %
Date of training      
 Dec 2012–Jan 2013 24 19 % 22 21 % 0.16
 April–May 2013 49 39 % 37 36 % 0.26
 July 2013 51 41 % 43 42 % 0.02
Age, years (mean/median/range) 33.6/32/20–61 32.4/32/19–59 -
 <25 years 35 28 % 33 32 % 0.44
 25–35 years 39 31 % 36 35 % 0.36
 >35 years 51 41 % 34 33 % 1.47
Marital status      
 Married 80 64 % 53 51 % 3.66
 Not married 45 36 % 50 49 % 3.66
Education      
 Partial primary 3 2 % 1 1 % 0.67
 Primary or higher completed 121 97 % 99 96 % 0.08
Language      
 Swahili 125 100 % 103 100 % -
 Regional dialect 103 82 % 89 86 % 0.68
 English 21 17 % 13 13 % 0.73
Number of dependents (mean/median/range) 3.28/3/0–11 3.28/4/0–12 -
Income-generation      
 Agriculture 121 97 % 93 90 % 4.15*
 Non-agriculture 15 12 % 14 14 % 0.13
Household income per month, all sources (mean/median/range) $45/$29/$0–274 $50/$30/$0–305 0.63
  1. *p < 0.05