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Table 1 Key characteristics of the health facilities

From: Quality of care for children with acute malnutrition at health center level in Uganda: a cross sectional study in West Nile region during the refugee crisis

Variable Health facility  
HC 1 HC 2 HC 3 HC 4 HC 5 HC 6 Totals
Health Center levela IV III III III III III
Estimated population coverage 32,000 3960 22,548 13,779 2500 21,662 96,449
Children diagnosed with acute malnutritionb 318 292 116 151 82 61 1020
Number of staff assigned to the nutritional unit 2 2 3 1 3 2 13
Nutritional staff qualification
 Clinical officer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
 Enrolled nurse/midwife 1 1 1 0 3 2 8
 Nursing assistant 0 1 2 1 0 0 4
Staff trained in IMAM guideline 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
  1. aLevels of primary health care in Uganda is tiered into health center I,II,III and IV
  2. bHMIS data July 2015 – June 2016 (financial year)
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