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Table 4 Provider and Facility Integration Index Scores and  variable means by group

From: Development of integration indexes to determine the extent of family planning and child immunization services integration in health facilities in urban areas of Nigeria

  Factor loading Sum of factor loadings Weight Overall mean (SD) Integration Index Score Classification Group Means p-values
Low score (0–3.29) Medium score (3.30–6.59) High score (6.60–10) Low–Med. Med.–High
Provider integration variable description
 Proportion of providers at facility who offer child immunization and at least 1 modern family planning method 0.39 1.87 0.21 0.56 (0.4) 0.05 0.47 0.90 0.00 0.00
 Proportion of providers at facility who routinely offer family planning information during child immunization/growth monitoring 0.41 1.87 0.22 0.58 (0.39) 0.04 0.49 0.93 0.00 0.00
 Average number of family planning topics that a provider at a facility discusses with client during child health service visit 0.33 1.87 0.18 1.67 (1.52) 0.14 1.76 3.38 0.00 0.00
 What proportion of providers at facility do not request partner consent prior to woman’s receipt of family planning services during a child health service visit? 0.37 1.87 0.20 0.5 (0.37) 0.04 0.41 0.81 0.00 0.00
 Facility provides child immunization and family planning services 0.38 1.87 0.20 0.77 (0.42) 0.23 0.88 0.97 0.00 0.00
Provider Integration Index score     5.42 (3.10) 0.75 (23% of facilities) 4.99 (32% of facilities) 8.23 (45% of facilities) 0.00 0.00
Facility integration variable description
 Normal practice if client is interested in receiving family planning information during child health service visit 0.38 1.21 0.32 5.82 (2.23) 0.09 0.91 0.98 0.00 0.00
 Normal practice if client is interested in receiving hormonal family planning during child health service visit 0.41 1.21 0.34 4.63 (1.97) 0.05 0.80 0.96 0.00 0.00
 Score of days where both child immunization and family planning are offered 0.42 1.21 0.34 0.29 (0.35) 0.01 0.11 0.49 0.00 0.00
Facility Integration Index Score     6.22 (2.72) 0.50 (14% of facilities) 6.00 (38% of facilities) 8.10 (48% of facilities) 0.00 0.00