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Table 1 Private facilities in the rural and urban areas of Mukono District, their attendants and diagnostic capabilities

From: Assessing the potential of rural and urban private facilities in implementing child health interventions in Mukono district, central Uganda–a cross sectional study

Variableb Rural (n = 47) Urban (n = 194) OR (95 % CI) p-value
Types     
 Drug shop 40 (85.1) 130 (67.0) 2.80 (1.23–7.11) 0.009
 Private clinic 6 (12.8) 53(27.3) 0.39 (0.14–0.93) 0.017
 Pharmacy 1(2.1) 11(5.7) 0.36 (0.01–2.61) 0.530
Registration     
 Facility registration 26 (55.3) 165 (85.9) 0.22 (0.10–0.47) <0.001
 Registration with NDAa 16 (34.0) 150 (62.2) 0.31 (0.16–0.60) <0.001
Sex of attendants     
 Females 43 (91.5) 146 (75.3) 3.53 (1.19–14.20) <0.001*
Professions of persons managing the facilities     
 Doctor/clinical officer 0 (0.0) 23 (11.9) - -
 Registered nurse/midwife 1 (2.1) 12 (6.2) 0.33 (0.01–2.34) 0.239*
 Enrolled nurse/midwife 12 (25.5) 63 (32.5) 0.71 (0.35–1.47) 0.183
 Nursing assistant/aide 31(66.0) 70 (36.1) 3.43 (1.76–6.71) <0.001
 Other 3 (6.4) 26 (13.4) 0.44 (0.09–1.54) 0.139*
Highest level of education of persons found in the facilities     
 Secondary 31 (66.0) 71(36.6) 3.56 (1.72–6.56) <0.001
 Tertiary (certificate/diploma) 16 (34.0) 117 (60.3) 0.34 (0.17–0.66) <0.001
 University 0 (0) 6 (3.1) - -
Diagnostic capacity     
 Availability of a thermometer 44 (93.6) 185 (95.4) 0.71 (0.17–4.27) 0.425
 Having a microscope 5 (10.6) 46 (23.7) 0.38 (0.11–1.05) 0.077
 Presence of RDTs at the facility 21 (46.7) 115 (59.3) 0.55 (0.29–1.06) 0.057
 Having a copy of the malaria treatment guidelines 8 (17.0) 53 (27.3) 0.55 (0.21–1.29) 0.100
  1. * Fisher’s exact test, a NDA = National Drug Authority
  2. bEach of the variable is tabulated against the other variables together