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Table 2 Community Midwife Assistant and Nurse Midwife Technician LNG implant insertion statistics

From: Task shifting levonorgestrel implant insertion to community midwife assistants in Malawi: results from a non-inferiority evaluation

Characteristics (N = 58) CMA (N = 29) NMT (N = 29) Fisher’s Exact Test
#LNG implant placed prior to training
 0 16 (55.2) 8 (27.6) 0.024
 1–10 8 (27.6) 8 (27.6)
 11–20 4 (13.8) 3 (10.3)
 21–100 0 (0.0) 6 (20.7)
  > 100 1 (3.5) 4 (13.8)
#LNG implant placed during training
 0 1 (3.5) 7 (24.1) 0.037
 1 13 (44.8) 8 (27.6)
 2 6 (20.7) 8 (27.6)
 3 6 (20.7) 1 (3.5)
 4 3 (10.3) 3 (10.3)
 5 0 (0.0) 2 (6.9)
#LNG implant placed since training
 0–10 6 (20.7) 7 (24.1) 0.785
 11–20 13 (44.8) 15 (51.7)
  > 21 10 (34.5) 7 (24.1)
Mean LNG implant insertion score    
  < 80% 0 (0.0) 2 (6.9) 0.088
 81–85% 3 (10.3) 2 (6.9)
 86–90% 10 (34.5) 8 (27.6)
 91–95% 15 (51.7) 10 (34.5)
 96–100% 1 (3.5) 7 (24.1)
  1. There was no significant difference between CMA and NMT mean LNG implant scores during the monitoring visit (p = 0.088). 89.7% of CMAs had an average LNG implant insertion score above the MoH competency score of 85%, while 86.2% of NMTs had an average LNG implant insertion score above the MoH competency score of 85%