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Table 2 Characteristics of private health care facilities

From: Referral of children seeking care at private health facilities in Uganda

Characteristics Registered drug shops N = 170 Private clinics N = 59 Pharmacy N = 12
Type of facility 170 (70.5%) 59 (24.5) 12 (5.0%)
Facility location
Urban 130 (76.5%) 53 (89.8%) 11 (91.7%)
Rural 40 (23.5%) 6 (10.2%) 1 (8.3%)
Facilities registered 125 (73.5%) 54 (91.5%) 12 (100%)
Where facilities are registered
District (receipt seen) 29 (23.6%) 8 (14.9%) 0 (0.0%)
National drug authority (license seen) 93 (75.6%) 45 (83.3%) 12 (100%)
No response 1 (0.9%) 1 (1.9%) 0 (0.0%)
What is the busiest time at this facility?
Morning (up to 12 p.m.) 46 (27.1%) 25 (42.4%) 9 (75.0%)
Afternoon (12 p.m.–5 p.m.) 10 (5.9%) 7 (11.9%) 0 (0.0%)
Evening (5 p.m.–7 p.m.) 19 (46.5%) 17 (28.8) 1 (8.3%)
Night (7 p.m.–12 a.m.) 20 (11.8%) 5 (8.5%) 2 (16.7%)
Facilities with a patient register 36 (21.2%) 50 (84.8%) 7 (58.3%)
Facilities selling anti-malaria drugs 170 (100%) 59 (100%) 7 (100%)
Chloroquine 21 (12.4%) 4 (6.8%) 5 (41.7%)
Fansidar (SP) 134 (78.8%) 52 (88.1%) 12 (100%)
Camoquine 11 (6.5%) 6 (10.2%) 1 (8.3%)
Quinine 141 (82.9%) 53 (89.8%) 11 (91.7%)
ACT 166 (97.7%) 57 (96.6%) 12 (100%)
Facilities selling amoxicillin 143 (89.4%) 58 (98.3%) 12 (100%)
Facilities selling zinc tablets 131 (77.1%) 50 (84.6%) 12 (100%)
Facilities selling ORS 164 (76.5%) 58 (98.3%) 12 (100%)
Facilities with stock control cards 27 (15.9%) 15 (25.4%) 7 (58.3%)
Where facilities purchase drugs
From pharmacy 169 (99.4%) 59 (100%) 12 (100%)
Health units 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Open markets 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)