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Table 1 Characteristics of Sample and of Drug Purchase Transaction

From: Do patients adhere to over-the-counter artemisinin combination therapy for malaria? evidence from an intervention study in Uganda

  Two-Day Follow-Up, Mean (SD) Three-Day Follow-Up, Mean (SD)
Observations 106 152
Customer Age (years) 33.4 (11) 33.6 (13)
Customer Sex (Female) 59.4% (49) 57.6%(50)
Customer and Patient Are Same 28.3% (45) 26.7% (44)
Characteristics of Patient/Caregiver   
Patient Age (years) 16.4 (19) 17.3 (22)
Patient is 3 years or Below 32.1% (47) 40.8%(49)
Patient is 4-7 Years 26.4%(44) 15.1% (36)
Patient is 8-12 Years 4.7% (21) 7.2%(26)
Patient is 13 Years or Older 36.8% (48) 36.8%(48)
Patient Sex (Female) 59.4% (49) 53.3% (50)
Number of Dependents 5 (3) 5 (3)
Married 84.9% (36) 84.2% (37)
Reads English 39.6% (49) 41.7% (49)
Years of Education 5.5 (4) 5.4 (4)
Some Secondary Education or Beyond 16% (37) 18.4% (39)
Subsistence Farmer 70.8% (46) 77% (42)
Characteristics of Patient/Caregiver's House and Assets   
Distance from Drug Shop (Km; assessed by respondent) 2.1 (2) 2.6 (8)
Land (Acres) 3.6 (3) 3.7 (3)
No Toilet 34.9% (48) 33.6% (47)
Iron Roof 17% (38) 22.4% (42)
Number of Cattle Owned 2.6 (4) 2.9 (6)
Number of Chickens Owned 7.3 (9) 7.1 (9)
Health Behavior   
Number of Mosquito Nets Hanging 2.5 (1) 2.4 (1)
First Child Born in Facility (among those with children) 40.4% (49) 36.7% (48)
Treat/Purify Water 9.4% (29) 13.3% (34)
Characteristics of This Illness Episode   
Visited a Health Facility Before Shop 23.6% (43) 24% (43)
Days Waited Before Seeking Any Treatment 2.8 (4) 2.9 (4)
Medicines Taken Before Visiting Shop 50.9% (50) 52.3% (50)
Patient Reports Having Fever 58.5% (50) 55.0 (50)
Familiarity with and Perceptions of Coartem   
Stated Reason for Purchasing Coartem at Shop: "Believe it is Most Effective" 51.9% (50) 51.3% (50)
Stated Reason for Purchasing Coartem at Shop: "Taken it Before and Liked It" 25.5% (44) 27.0% (45)
Stated Reason for Purchasing Coartem at Shop: "Shop Attendant Recommended" 22.6% (42) 29.6% (46)
If Money Were No Concern, Patient would Choose Coartem 90.2% (30) 82.8% (38)
If Would Choose Coartem, Why: "Believe it is Most Effective" 75.0% (44) 80.8% (40)
If Would Choose Coartem, Why: "Taken it Before and Liked It" 30.4% (46) 30.0% (46)
If Would Choose Coartem, Why: "Shop Attendant Recommended" 10.9% (31) 8.3% (28)
Illness Resolution   
Still Experiencing Fever 21.7% (41) 21.5% (41)
Condition Has Improved 93.9% (24) 90.5% (29)
Patient is Able to Work/Play 93.3% (25) 91.8% (27)
Perceptions of Malaria Incidence: "Chances of Getting Malaria in the Next Month (Out of 10)"   
Adults 5.1 (3) 4.8 (3)
Child Age 6-15 6.5 (3) 6.6 (3)
Child Under 2 Years 7.3 (3) 7.4 (3)