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Table 2 Shortest median road distance from patients’ homes to health facilities

From: Effect of distance to health facility on the maintenance of INR therapeutic ranges in rheumatic heart disease patients from Cape Town: no evidence for an association

  Obs No. in INR range Median km (range)
   MVR = no MVR = yes  
All clinics 133 20/28 (71) 47/105 (45) 3.60 (0.2–50.8)
Individual clinicsa
GSH 35 5/7 (71) 15/28 (54) 18.2 (1.6–50.8)
Dr Abdurahman CHC 10 0 3/10 (30) 2.95 (1.0–5.4)
Mitchell’s Plain CHC 21 1/4 (25) 7/17 (41) 2.8 (1.2–5.6)
Heideveld CHC 10 1/2 (50) 3/8 (38) 2.75 (1.6–6.5)
Hanover Park CHC 8 1/1 (100) 4/7 (57) 1.1 (0.2–9.1)
Lady Michaelis CHC 5 1/2 (50) 1/3 (33) 6.4 (1.8–14.0)
Woodstock CHC 4 1/2 (50) 1/2 (50) 1.55 (0.4–14.9)
  1. Obs observations, No number, km kilometres, MVR mechanical valve replacement, GSH Groote Schuur Hospital, CHC community health clinic
  2. aOnly clinics with 3 or more patients were evaluated
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