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Table 3 Exposure of female and male participants to community health workers (CHWs) and associated CHW services in Balkh, Herat, and Kandahar provinces, Afghanistan 2018

From: Feasibility and acceptability of a video library tool to support community health worker counseling in rural Afghan districts: a cross-sectional assessment

CHW exposure indicator Province (%)
Women Men
Balkh (n = 158) Herat (n = 168) Kandahar (n = 150) Balkh (n = 158) Herat (n = 161) Kandahar (n = 149)
Any CHW exposure in the past month 80.4 74.4 50.0 90.5 57.8 53.0
Number of home visits by a CHW in last month
 No visits 43.7 28.0 54.0 8.2 36.0 52.4
 1 visit 19.6 22.0 10.0 36.7 9.9 9.4
 2 visits 19.0 19.1 5.3 39.2 11.8 13.4
 3 or more visits 15.2 21.4 10.7 5.1 18.0 8.1
 Don’t know 2.5 8.9 2.0 10.1 21.7 8.7
 Declined to respond 0.0 0.6 18.0 0.6 2.5 8.1
Number of times visited a CHW at health post in last month
 None 26.6 22.0 42.7 16.5 31.1 43.6
 1 time 19.6 19.1 12.7 23.4 14.9 10.7
 2 times 19.0 24.4 12.7 19.0 13.0 12.8
 3 or more times 30.4 21.4 12.0 31.0 14.3 14.1
 Don’t know 3.2 11.3 0.7 10.1 20.5 6.7
 Declined to respond 1.3 1.8 19.3 0.0 6.2 12.1
Heard of health video library
program shown by CHWs
63.3 67.3 31.3 37.8 23.0 28.2
Respondent had seen at least one video shown by CHW 60.1 67.3 15.3 8.2 11.2 16.8