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Table 1 Provider and patient characteristics (n = 2092)

From: Clinical communication and caregivers’ satisfaction with child healthcare in Nepal; results from Nepal Health Facility Survey 2015

Provider characteristics n % Weighted %
Provider Category
 Nurse 183 8.2 12.4
 General Medical Doctor 25 1.1 1.0
 Specialist Medical Doctor 316 14.2 14.6
 Medical Officer 567 25.4 15.8
 Health Assistant 1129 50.7 55.9
 Other 9 0.4 0.4
Sex of Provider
 Female 491 22.0 25.7
 Male 1738 78.0 55.4
Student Providers Involved
 Yes 349 15.7 13.0
 No 1874 84.3 87.0
Waited more than 20 min to see provider
 Yes 1063 47.7 46.7
 No 1166 52.3 53.3
 Patient characteristics
Sex of Child
 Female 963 43.2 44.6
 Male 1266 56.8 55.4
Respondent’s Relationship to Child
 Mother 1797 82.2 77.7
 Father 203 9.1 9.0
 Aunt/Uncle 42 1.9 2.8
 Grandparent 111 5.1 7.7
 Other 33 1.5 2.7
Ever Attended School
 Yes 1520 69.5 62.8
 No 666 30.5 37.2
Respondent’s Caste/Ethnicity
 Brahaman/Chhetria 795 36.4 30.5
 Newara 89 4.1 3.5
 Janajati 508 23.2 24.0
 Muslim 89 4.1 5.8
 Dalitis 318 14.5 14.1
 Terai/Madhesi 369 16.9 21.5
 Other 18 0.8 0.7
  1. aAdvantaged caste/ethnic group