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Table 3 Distribution of explanatory variables

From: How efficient are referral hospitals in Uganda? A data envelopment analysis and tobit regression approach

  Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Continuous variables     
 Bed Occupancy Rate (BOR) 81.4 % 19.9 % 40.8 % 100 %
 Outpatient department visits as a proportion of In-patient stays (OPDIPD) 2 1.27 0.48 5.30
 Average Length of Stay (ALOS)-days 4.6 1.2 3 7
   Description Number Percentage
Categorical Variables     
 Catchment Population (POP)- 1 if catchment population less than 1.5 million and 0 if greater than 1.5 million 0 8 47 %
1 9 53 %
 Distance from city (DIST) 1 if hospital located greater than 200Km Kilometres from capital city and 0 if located less than 200 km 1 14 82 %
0 3 18 %
 Teaching Status (TEACH) 1 if Teaching Hospital and 0 if not 0 15 88 %
1 2 12 %
 Hospital Ownership (OWN) -1 if government/MOH and 0 if NGO/PNFP 0 3 18 %
1 14 82 %
 Hospital Size (SIZE)-1 if >190 hospital beds and 0 if <190 hospital beds 0 4 24 %
1 13 76 %