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Table 2 Operational environment and other services provided by retail drug shops

From: Private retail drug shops: what they are, how they operate, and implications for health care delivery in rural Uganda

  Mbarara District (n = 40) Bushenyi District
(n = 34)
 
Variables at baseline (n = 74) Number of drug shops (%) Number of drug shops (%) P-value
Drug shop environment/ conditions
 There exists a ceiling to control room temperature 40 (100.0) 28 (82.3) < 0.00*
 There are windows that can control aeration 29 (72.5) 15 (44.1) < 0.01*
 No direct sunlight to area for keeping medicines 40 (100.0) 33 (97.0) 0.27
 Medicine store free from moisture from leaks 37 (92.5) 27 (79.4) 0.10
 Premises can be secured to prevent theft 38 (95.0) 32 (94.1) 0.86
Other services provided by drug shops
 Immunization Services 0 (0.0) 4 (11.7) 0.02*
 Vitamin A supplementation 31 (77.5) 23 (67.6) 0.34
 Deworming 4 (10.0) 5 (14.7) 0.53
 Reporting adverse drug reactions 18 (45.0) 12 (35.2) 0.39
Presence of treatment guidelines
 Uganda Clinical Guidelines 16 (40.0) 22 (64.7) 0.03*
 iCCM Guidelines 6 (15.00 9 (26.4) 0.22
 Malaria treatment algorithms/charts 17 (42.5) 15 (44.1) 0.88
 Pneumonia treatment algorithms /charts 2 (5.0) 5 (14.4) 0.15
 Diarrhea treatment algorithms/charts 12 (30.0) 15 (44.12 0.20
Other products traded at drug shops
 Soft drinks 4 (10.0) 1 (2.9) 0.22
 Toiletries 4 (10.0) 2 (5.8) 0.51
 Household goods 1 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 0.35
 Mobile airtime 3 (7.5) 1 (2.94 0.38
 Cosmetics 1 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 0.35
 Food items 0 (0.0) 2 (5.8) 0.12
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