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Table 2 Capacity estimatess of services for school-aged children pediatric surgical needs

From: Availability of post-hospital services supporting community reintegration for children with identified surgical need in Uganda

   Uganda Regions
  Total Central Eastern Western Northern
Base population
 School-aged children (number) 8,098,000 2,226,950 2,089,284 2,089284 1,692,482
 Children with surgical needs* (%) 6.2 7.6 4.4 8.8 5.9
 Children with surgical needs of (number) 502,076 169,248 91,928 183,856 99,856
Capacity estimatess for children with surgical needs
 Scenario 1: 30% require services 150,622 50,774 27,578 55,157 29,956
  Minimal capacity (%) 10.0 16.7 10.2 5.3 3.0
  Moderate capacity (%) 25.1 41.9 25.4 13.1 7.5
  Extensive capacity (%) 50.1 83.7 50.8 26.3 15.0
 Scenario 2: 20% require services 100,415 33,849 18,385 36,771 19,971
  Minimal capacity (%) 15.0 25.1 15.2 7.9 4.5
  Moderate capacity (%) 37.6 62.8 38.1 19.7 11.3
  Extensive capacity (%) 75.2 100.0 76.1 39.4 22.5
 Scenario 3: 10% require services 50,207 16,924 9192 18,385 9985
  Minimal capacity (%) 30.1 50.2 30.5 15.8 9.0
  Moderate capacity (%) 75.2 125.6 76.1 39.4 22.5
  Extensive capacity (%) 100.0 100.0 100.0 78.9 45.1
  1. Minimal capacity was defined as each organization (n = 151) serving 100 children, moderate capacity was defined as each organization serving 250 children, and extensive capacity was defined as each organization serving 500 children
  2. *injuries, acquired/congenital deformities