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    Data collection lasted 4 weeks for both qualitative and quantitative survey.Data analysisThe household data was coded, categorized, entered in SPSS and was exported and analyzed in STATA. Descriptive and inference statistics have been the main tools used to discover and interpret findings of the quantitative survey data. To examine the factors that determine the use or otherwise of CHW solutions, probability (probit) estimation approach was employed for this study because it utilizes maximum likelihood estimation. In addition, the dependent variable is usually a binary dummy variable which requires worth of 1 if CHW solutions are applied journal.pcbi.1005422 and 0 if CHW services are not made use of [21]. The dependent variable within this study will be the intention to use the solutions of theAbbey et al. BMC Public GW 4064 biological activity Health (2016) 16:Page four ofCHWs or not. The explanatory variables integrated the age with the caregiver, sex, religion, education, constraints (economic, unfriendly staff, and proximity towards the CHW), marital status and birth parity (quantity of youngsters) of your respondents. The tape-recorded FGDs and KIIs have been transcribed verbatim, supplemented with field notes and any identifying details removed to make sure participants anonymity [19]. We adopted the grounded theory approach towards the information evaluation. The very first author and the moderator from the interviews read all transcripts a number of occasions to familiarize with the information, identify crucial themes and create a coding scheme. The transcripts have been analyzed and coded. We compared coded themes and discussed discrepancies until agreement was reached. We then grouped segments from the interviews under the relevant codes and further analyzed the information by sub themes.Table 1 Demographic Qualities of Caregivers in Chosen Households in Dangme West District, GhanaVariable Sex Male Female Age (Years) 16?4 25?4 35?4 45?four 55+ Religion None Christianity Muslim Traditionalist Missing Education None Primary JSS/Middle School Secondary/SSS Tertiary Vocational/Technical Ethnicity Ga Adangme Ewe Akan Dagomba/Gonja/Mamprusi Other people Missing Marital status Never ever Married Married Divorced/separated/widowed Occupation Unemployed Farmer Artisan Trader Others Missing 83 124 81 181 31 1 16.6 24.8 16.two 36.1 6.two 0.two 11 440 50 2.two 87.8 10.0 341 123 15 15 5 two 68.1 24.6 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.four 144 138 184 21 11 3 28.7 27.five 36.7 4.two two.two 0.six 23 439 32 5 2 four.six 87.six 6.4 1.0 0.four 105 234 103 35 24 20.9 46.7 20.six 7.0 4.eight 53 448 ten.6 89.four N (501) PercentResults Outcomes are presented by approaches. We report 1st on final results on the quantitative study then the qualitative. Key findings reported are demographic characteristics, perceptions on pneumonia and therapy practices, intention or willingness to work with CHW services and treatment for childhood fever.Demographic traits journal.pone.0174109 of respondentsThe caregivers had been predominantly female, and aged amongst 25 and 34 years, as shown in Table 1. Twenty nine percent of your respondents had no formal education. Most were Christians (87.6 ) and married (87.eight ).Perceptions on pneumoniaThe caregivers’ information about pneumonia is shown in Table 2. The outcomes.