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Table 1 Explanatory variables representing need and demand, supply and health system organization factors

From: What variables should be considered in allocating Primary health care Pharmaceutical budgets to districts in Uganda?

Group of factors Variables Description Data source
Need and demand POPTOT Total projected district population,2012 Uganda National Bureau of Statistics
PERCFEM Percentage of Female district population, 2012 Uganda National Bureau of Statistics
RURALPOV Percentage of rural population below poverty line, 2005 National Household Survey, 2005
DPT3COVER Percentage of children fully immunized against Diphtheria, Pertusis & Tuberculosis (Indicator of Immunisation coverage) MOH Annual Performance Report, 2011/2012
OPDCAPITA Outpatient attendance per capita MOH Annual Performance Report, 2011/2012
HDI Human Development Index; Uganda Human Development Report, 2007
HPI Human Poverty Index; Uganda Human Development Report, 2007
ACCESSWATER Percentage of district population with access to Safe drinking Water State of the Uganda Population Report;2008
LATCOVERAGE Latrine Coverage in Households:% of households with latrine State of the Uganda Population Report;2008
URBANISATION Urbanization level; Percentage of district considered to be urban National Census; 2002
LABOURABSRATE Labour Absorption Rate National Census; 2002
LITRATETotal Total Literacy Rate in the district State of the Uganda Population Report;2008
LITRATEFemale Female Literacy Rate State of the Uganda Population Report;2008
LITRATEMale Male Literacy Rate State of the Uganda Population Report;2008
Supply RRHAVAIL Availability of Regional Referral hospital in the district: Yes = 1No = 0 MOH Annual Performance Report, 2011/2012
DISTAGE Whether it’s a newly created district or not. = 1 if Yes; =0 if Not MOH Annual Performance Report, 2011/2012
DISTACCESS Whether the district is characterized by MOH as hard to reach or not. =1 if Yes; =0 if Not MOH Annual Performance Report, 2011/2012
HFGOVTOT Total Number of Government Health facilities in the district (excluding hospitals) MOH Facility Inventory Report, 2012
HOSPTOT Total Number of Hospitals, both government and private, in the district MOH Facility Inventory Report, 2012
HFNGO Total Number of Non Government Organisation (NGO) health facilities in the district MOH Facility Inventory Report, 2012
Health system organisation PERCHCII Percentage of government health facilities that are HC II MOH Facility Inventory Report, 2012
PERCHCIII Percentage of government health facilities that are HC III MOH Facility Inventory Report, 2012
PERCHCIV Percentage of government health facilities that are HC IV MOH Facility Inventory Report, 2012
STAFFSTRENGTH Percentage of approved staff posts filled MOH Annual Performance Report, 2011/2012
TA Availability of donor funded Technical Assistance to health facilities in the district for Pharmaceutical Management:1 if Yes; =0 if Not Securing Ugandan’s Right to Essential Medicines (SURE) Project Report
ACCESS Percentage of the district population that live within 5 km to a health facility State of the Uganda Population Report;2008