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Table 1 Characteristics at baseline

From: Insufficient access to oral paediatric medicines in Ghana: A descriptive study

Characteristic Frequency (N = 622) Percentage frequency Average distance from dispensary (km) b
Period
 November 2013 217 35.0 Not applicable (N/A)
 December 2013 182 29.2 N/A
 January 2014 106 17.0 N/A
 February 2014 117 18.8 N/A
Sex    
 Male 272 43.7 N/A
 Female 350 56.3 N/A
Hospitals    
 Child Health Department 293 47.1 0
 NCTCa 249 40.0 0
 Government Hospitals 41 6.6 72
 37 Military Hospital 16 2.6 12
 Private Hospitals/Clinics 15 2.4 15
 Tamale Teaching Hospital 1 0.2 616
 University of Ghana Hospital 7 1.1 18
Age groups    
 ≤ 1 month 37 6.0 N/A
 > 1 month–12 months 167 26.8 N/A
 > 12 months – 60 months 250 40.2 N/A
 > 60 months 25 4.0 N/A
 Missing 143 23.0 N/A
  1. aNational Cardio-Thoracic Centre. bAverage distance was used because of grouped data