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Table 4 Viewing characteristics of female and male participants who reported video library exposure 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

  Women (n = 231) Men (n = 56)
Balkh Herat Kandahar Balkh Herat Kandahar
Among those who saw any videos (n = 95) (n = 113) (n = 23) (n = 13) (n = 18) (n = 25)
Health video topic seen: % % % % % %
Exclusive breastfeeding 51.6 57.5 69.6 30.8 63.2 26.9
Postpartum hemorrhage 35.8 68.1 47.8 69.2 31.6 3.9
Postpartum IUD 0.0 7.1 21.7 0.0 0.0 7.7
Lactational amenorrhea method 14.7 22.1 39.1 7.7 26.3 0.0
Women’s right to health care 1.1 9.7 52.2 7.7 15.8 19.2
Harms associated with early marriage 14.7 4.4 8.7 23.1 0.0 7.7
Chlorhexidine for cord care 15.8 22.1 34.8 7.7 0.0 0.0
Maternal tetanus vaccination 14.7 46.9 13.0 46.2 26.3 3.9
Child vaccination schedules 13.7 15.0 52.2 23.1 36.8 30.8
Exclusive breastfeeding/harms of bottle feeding 1.1 2.7 26.1 0.0 0.0 3.9
Early breastfeeding/colostrum 17.9 26.6 21.7 7.7 10.5 7.7
Other/nonspecific 6.3 3.5 26.1 0.0 15.8 26.9
Refused 1.1 0.9 0.0 0.0 5.3 19.2
Place health video was viewed
 Respondent’s home 15.8 26.6 30.4 23.1 36.8 38.5
 Someone else’s home 27.4 8.9 26.1 38.5 5.3 26.9
 At health post 52.6 53.1 34.8 38.5 47.4 26.9
 Other 4.2 11.5 8.7 0.0 10.6 7.8
Number of videos viewed
 One 41.5 11.6 8.7 7.7 22.2 52.4
 Two 38.3 33.0 17.4 69.2 33.3 33.3
 Three or more 20.2 55.4 73.9 23.1 38.9 14.3
CHW held discussion on topic after video was shown 85.3 92.9 87.0 92.3 73.7 84.6
Anyone else in household viewed video (among participants who viewed at least one CHW video) 36.8 75.2 73.9 84.6 61.1 56.0