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Table 4 Caregivers’ experiences with the community- and facility-based child growth monitoring and promotion programmes

From: Understanding why child welfare clinic attendance and growth of children in the nutrition surveillance programme is below target: lessons learnt from a mixed methods study in Ghana

Variables Community-based (n = 124) Facility-based (n = 108) P value
n (%) 95% CI n (%) 95% CI
Enrollment time      0.047
 At birth 33 (26.6) 18.5–35.5 29 (26.9) 18.5–35.2  
 Two weeks after birth 36 (29.0) 21.8–37.9 43 (39.8) 29.6–50.0  
 1 month after birth 31 (25.0) 17.7–33.1 28 (25.9) 18.5–35.2  
 After neonatal period 24 (19.4) 12.9–25.8 8 (7.4) 2.8–13.0  
Visited at home 39 (31.5) 23.4–39.5 57.4 (62) 48.1–66.7 < 0.0001
Motivation for participation      0.004
 Know child’s growth 58 (46.8) 38.7–56.5 39 (36.1) 26.9–45.4  
 Receive vaccinations 38 (30.6) 22.6–38.7 19 (17.6) 11.1–25.0  
 Treat minor ailments 22 (17.7) 11.3–25.0 38 (35.2) 25.9–43.5  
 Nutrition education 4 (3.2) 0.8–6.5 8.3 (9) 3.7–13.9  
 None 2 (1.6) 0–4.0 3 (2.8) 0.0–6.5  
Satisfied with services      0.437
 Yes 43 (34.7) 25.8–42.7 29 (26.9) 5.6–16.7  
 Neutral 12 (9.7) 4.8–15.3 12 (11.1) 18.5–35.2  
 No 69 (55.6) 46.8–64.5 97 (62.0) 52.8–70.4  
Reasons for satisfaction      0.774
 Knowledge on child’s growth 31 (70.5) 56.8–81.8 19 (65.5) 48.3–82.8  
 Educated on child care 8 (18.2) 6.8–29.5 5 (17.2) 3.4–31.0  
 Free complementary services 5 (11.4) 2.3–20.5 5 (17.2) 3.4–31.0  
Reasons for dissatisfaction      0.051
 Long waiting times 43 (62.3) 52.2–73.9 53 (77.9) 67.6–86.8  
 Unfriendly staff attitude 15 (21.7) 13.0–31.9 12 (17.6) 8.8–27.9  
 Extortion of money 11 (15.9) 7.3–24.6 3 (4.4) 0–10.3