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Table 8 Final models from multivariate analysis of variables associated with service users being satisfied with the service in 2004, in the four provinces

From: Devolution and public perceptions and experience of health services in Pakistan: linked cross sectional surveys in 2002 and 2004

  ORa 99% CIca
Explanatory variable/Province   
Sindh   
All medicines available from the facility 3.08 1.18-5.24
Health worker explained about the condition 4.03 2.13-7.62
Balochistan   
From vulnerable household1 0.76 0.59-0.97
All medicines available from the facility 3.74 2.26-6.20
Health worker explained about the condition 3.27 2.24-4.78
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa   
Household head has some formal education 1.29 1.11-1.50
All medicines available from the facility 2.18 1.58-3.02
Health worker explained about the condition 2.67 1.94-3.68
Punjab   
All medicines available from the facility 1.79 1.40-2.29
Health worker explained about the condition 2.50 1.69-3.69
  1. ORa= adjusted Odds Ratio;
  2. CIca= cluster adjusted confidence interval around the ORa
  3. 1 Vulnerable households had at least two of three vulnerability factors: poor roof construction, overcrowding, and poor occupation of the main breadwinner.
  4. The variables included in all initial models were: urban/rural location of household, education of the household head, vulnerability status of the household, availability of medicines in the facility, explanation of the condition, payment for medicines in the facility, and payment to the health worker(s).