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Table 3 Knowledge of growth monitoring among health workers at public health facilities of North Gondar zone, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 500)

From: Prevalence of growth monitoring practice and its associated factors at public health facilities of North Gondar zone, northwest Ethiopia: an institution-based mixed study

Characteristics Frequency Percent %
Knowing about the meaning of GM
 Yes 194 38.4
 No 306 61.2
Knowing about the purpose of growth chart
 Yes 499 99.8
 No 1 0.2
Knowing the equipment of GM
 Yes 218 43.6
 No 282 56.4
Knowing correct order of GM
 Yes 434 86.8
 No 66 13.2
The nearest weight measurement you recorded
 Yes 212 42.4
 No 288 57.6
Indicate deviation of plotted line above the upper reference curve
 Yes 454 90.8
 No 46 9.2
Indicate deviation of plotted line below the lower reference curve
 Yes 344 68.8
 No 156 31.2
The interpretation of a plotted horizontal line after sickness of the child
 Yes 344 68.8
 No 156 31.2
The minimum normal birth weight of a child
 Yes 162 32.4
 No 338 67.6
GM intervention needed
 Yes 421 84.2
 No 79 15.8
Knowing the GM frequency of children
 Yes 464 92.8
 No 36 7.2
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