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Table 2 Distribution of health facilities and syphilis screening status by background characteristics

From: Factors associated with syphilis screening uptake among pregnant women in health facilities in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

Characteristic Number of health facilities (N=37) Number of facilities screening for syphilis n (%) Number of health facilities not screening (%) Chi-square p-value
Name of district     p=0.068
Kintampo 13 3 (23.1) 10 (76.9)  
Techiman 24 13 (54.2) 11 (45.8)  
Type of health facility     p=0.003
CHPS 14 1 (7.4) 13 (92.6)  
Maternity home 7 3 (42.9) 4 (58.1)  
Health center 11 8 (72.3) 3 (27.3)  
Hospital 5 4 (80.0) 1 (20.0)  
Type of Hospital ownership     p=0.391
Public 28 11 (39.3) 17 (60.3)  
Private 9 5 (55.6) 4 (44.4)  
Availability of test kits     p=0.002
No 26 7 (26.9) 19 (73.1)  
Yes 11 9 (81.8) 2 (18.2)  
Availability of drugs     p=0.711
No 29 13 (44.8)) 16 (55.2)  
Yes 8 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5)  
Availability of guidelines/protocols     p=0.416
No 32 13 (40.6) 19 (59.4)  
Yes 5 3 (60.0) 2 (40.0)  
Availability of qualified personnel for screening     p < 0.001
No 18 1 (5.6) 17 (94.4)  
Yes 19 15 (78.9) 4 (21.1)  
Type of health care personnel in charge     p=0.003
Community health nurse 16 2 (12.5) 14 (87.5)  
Midwife 20 13 (65.0) 7 (35.0)  
Doctor 1 1 (100) 0 (00.0)  
Training on syphilis screening     p < 0.001
No 20 3 (15.0) 17 (85.0)  
Yes 17 13 (76.5) 5 (23.5)  
Number of staff trained on screening     p < 0.001
0 20 3 (15.0) 17 (85.0)  
1 4 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0)  
2 or more 13 12 (92.3) 1 (7.7)  
Syphilis education at ANC     
No 11 2 (18.2) 9 (81.8) p=0.045
Yes 26 14 (53.8) 12 (46.2)  
  1. Bivariate associations determined by chi-square tests at 5% Significance level.