TABLE 6.

Association of Selected Facility Characteristics With Data Quality Dimensions, Mean (P Value)

Facility CharacteristicData Quality Dimension
Availability Score DifferenceCompleteness Score DifferenceAccuracy Difference
ANCFPHTCARI
Partner support1.27 (.12)0.02 (.57)0.04 (.78)0.11 (.54)−0.07 (.30)−0.04 (.82)
Statistical clerk employed0.03 (.39)0.01 (.69)−0.08 (.58)−0.08 (.65)−0.07 (.25)−0.36 (.07)
Managing authoritya0.08 (.07)0.08 (.09)−0.22 (.15)−0.58 (.26)−0.03 (.49)−0.11 (.71)
Facility locationb−0.13 (.25)−0.09 (.42)−0.14 (.08)−0.05 (.84)−0.18 (.18)−0.12 (.79)
Regular supervision visits from district−0.02 (.43)−0.01 (.78)0.18 (.16)0.07 (.67)−0.08 (.18)0.22 (.21)
Regular supervision visits from central level0.04 (.22)0.04 (.31)−0.02 (.87)−0.14 (.47)0.13 (.04)0.19 (.33)
Supervisory visit within last 6 months0.07 (.05)0.03 (.35)−0.39 (.03)−0.09 (.60)0.06 (.37)0.21 (.29)
Consistency checks of data routinely conducted−0.08 (.64)0.05 (.76)−0.05 (.45)0.09 (.14)−0.15 (.43)0.14 (.46)
Facility uses computerized registers for one or more service areas0.02 (.66)−0.00 (.96)----
Facility uses computerized registers for designated service area (ANC, FP, HTC, outpatient department)--−0.23 (.23)−0.58 (.31)−0.05 (.77)−0.32 (.15)
Facility has appropriate and adequate space for secure organization and storage of registers and reports0.02 (.73)0.02 (.65)−0.66 (.18)0.15 (.62)0.05 (.65)−0.08 (.78)
Facility uses its data to track performance toward meeting targets0.06 (.04)0.08 (.02)0.07 (.59)−0.27 (.13)0.08 (.24)−0.03 (.88)
Programmatic decisions taken by the facility are based on analyzed data/results0.04 (.23)0.02 (.56)-0.37 (.13)−0.21 (.38)−0.01 (.94)0.08 (.71)
  • Abbreviations: ANC, antenatal care; ARI, acute respiratory infection; CHAM, Christian Health Association of Malawi; FP, family planning; HTC, HIV testing and counseling.

  • a Difference between facilities managed by the government and facilities managed by CHAM or Adventist Health Services.

  • b Difference between urban and rural facilities.