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Table 2 Patient characteristics by health facility ownership

From: Using classification tree modelling to investigate drug prescription practices at health facilities in rural Tanzania

  Public n = 1,116 (76%) Private n = 354 (24%) Total n = 1,470
  N % N % N %
Gender       
Male 507 45.4 175 49.4 682 46.4
Female 609 54.6 179 50.6 788 53.6
Age groups       
Less than 5 597 53.5 104 29.4 701 47.7
5 to 14 189 16.9 56 15.8 245 16.7
15 + 330 29.6 194 54.8 524 35.6
Health facility type       
Dispensary 713 63.9 323 91.2 1036 70.5
Health centre 403 36.1 0 0 403 27.4
Hospital 0 0 31 8.8 31 2.1
Diagnosis mode       
Laboratory confirmation 499 44.7 295 83.3 794 54.0
Presumptive 386 34.6 36 10.2 422 28.7
Missing 231 20.7 23 6.5 254 17.3
Total number of drugs taken on this visit; mean (95%CI) 2.2(2.1-2.3) 2.5(2.4-2.6) 2.3(2.2-2.3)
Number of drugs taken grouped       
One 178 16.0 42 11.9 220 15.0
Two 558 50.0 143 40.4 701 47.7
Three 311 27.9 121 34.2 432 29.4
More than three 59 5.3 44 12.4 103 7.0
Missing 10 0.9 4 1.1 14 0.9