Need-assessment Survey at Pernier – Preliminary Results


From August 2011 to December 2011, our five (5) health agents at Pernier have administered a need-assessment survey to the population. The survey has 44 questions, covering resources on health education and facilities (clinics, health centers, and hospitals); prevalence of chronic diseases, such as Hypertension and Diabetes; infectious diseases, such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, Cholera, STDs, and HIV/AIDs; and patient satisfaction with the Repheka Clinic at Pernier.
A total of 877 questionnaires were administered. Most participants were female (77%), between 18 and 49 years of age (71%), have primary and secondary education (80%), and are married or in cohabitation (69%). In the coming weeks, more results will be posted. The descriptive results are as follows in the table below:

Table 1: Descriptive Statistics – Pernier Need-assessment


N (%)
Gender


Female
663 (77.4)

Male
194 (22.6)
Age Group


18-35
178 (35.5)

36-49
179 (35.7)

50-65
103 (20.5)

66-75
33 (6.6)

76+
9 (1.8)
Education Level


No education
128 (15)

Primary school
291 (34)

Secondary school
390 (45.6)

Technical school
17 (2.0)

College/University
29 (3.4)
Marital Status


Single
190 (22.2)

Married
297 (34.7)

Cohabitation
296 (34.6)

Divorced
17 (2.0)

Widow
55 (6.4)