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Table 2 Operations of private rural and urban facilities in Mukono District

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

Variable Rural (n = 47) Urban (n = 194) OR (95 % CI) p-value
Presence of a patient register     
 Having a patient register present 14 (29.8) 79 (40.7) 0.62 (0.31–1.23) 0.085
Drugs being sold     
 Antimalarials 47 (100) 194 (100) - -
 Antibiotics 46 (97.9) 184 (94.8) 2.50 (0.34–110.82) 0.331*
 Zinc tablets 31(66.0) 162 (83.5) 0.38 (0.19–0.78) 0.007
 ORS 44 (93.6) 190 (97.9) 0.31 (0.05–2.20) 0.272*
Presence of stock cards     
 Has stock control cards 5 (10.6) 44 (22.7) 0.41 (0.12–1.12) 0.101
Injections given to patients 30 (63.8) 120 (62.2) 1.08 (0.56–2.11) 0.802
Where drugs are purchased     
 Pharmacy 47 (100) 193 (99.5) - -
 Health units 7 (14.9) 28 (14.4) 1.04 (0.42–2.55) 0.936
 Open markets 6 (12.8) 23 (11.9) 1.09 (0.34–2.98) 0.938*
Children with severe illness seen     
 Having seen at least one child with severe illness in the previous week 23 (48.9) 102 (52.6) 0.86 (0.42–1.66) 0.654
  1. * Fisher’s exact test