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Table 1 Patients background and characteristics

From: Provider performance in treating poor patients - factors influencing prescribing practices in lao PDR: a cross-sectional study

Description Frequency N = 828 %
Tracer conditions   
1. Major injury or bone fracture 201 24
2. Hypertension 203 25
3. Post-delivery haemorrhage or Caesarean section 201 24
4. Pneumonia in children under five 223 27
Sex   
Female 375 45
Male 453 55
Professions   
1. Farmer 258 31
2. Civil servant 359 43
3. Private sector employee 124 15
4. Student 52 6.3
5. Others 27 3.3
Education   
0. None 146 18
1. Primary school 266 32
2. Lower-secondary school 205 25
3. Upper-secondary school 174 21
4. University 15 1.8
Income/month   
Median (min-max) 150 000 (4 000-4 000 000)
Income level 1: ≤100 000 LAK 291 36
Income level 2:101 000-200 000 LAK 217 27
Income level 3: ≥201 000 LAK 310 38