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Table 2 Description of explanatory variables

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

Continuous variables Minimum Maximum Mean Standard deviation
Total Population: POPTOT 54,000 1,723,300 304,774.64 227,539.57
Percentage Female: PERCFEM 40% 55% 50.6% 1.89
Percent rural population below poverty line: RURALPOV 7.7% 88.5% 39.4% 18.54
Immunisation Coverage: DPT3COVER 2.5% 100% 85.2% 18.24
Per Capita OPD utilisation: OPDCAPITA 0.3 3.4 1.18 0.54
Access to Safe drinking Water: ACCESSWATER 14.6% 97.6% 58.54 16.55
Latrine Coverage in Households: LATCOVERAGE 5% 97.6% 67.86 18.94
Human Development Index: HDI 0.216 0.660 0.531 0.0776
Human Poverty Index: HPI 9.6 65.3 30.75 9.86
Labour Absorption Rate: LABOURABSRATE 16.3% 70.7% 52.9% 9.34
Urbanisation Rate: URBANISATION 1.1% 100% 8.17 10.24
Literacy Rate-Total: LITRATETotal 11.6% 93.7% 64.52% 15.79
Literacy Rate-Female: LITRATEFemale 8.5% 92.2% 56.7% 16.84
Literacy Rate-Male: LITRATEMale 14.8% 95.4% 72.9% 15.95
Number of Government Health facilities: HFGOVTOT 8 88 25 15.22
Number of hospitals in district:HOSPTOT 0 28 1.36 2.81
Number of NGO health facilities: HFNGO 0 37 7.22 7.27
Percentage of facilities that are HC II: PERCHCII 19% 85% 56% 14.85
Percentage of facilities that are HC III: PERCHCIII 12% 75% 35.7% 13.784
Percentage of facilities that are HC IV: PERCHCIV 0% 21% 6% 4.405
Percentage of Approved posts filled: STAFFSTRENGTH 19% 86.6% 54.4% 14.0126
Percentage of population within 5 km to a Health Facility: ACCESS 43.7% 96.5% 69.7% 11.6607
Dichotomic variables Total N Condition Frequency Percentage
Availability of Regional Referral Hospital: RRHAVAIL 112 Yes 15 13.4%
   No 97 86.6%
Newly created district: DISTAGE 112 Yes 31 27.7%
   No 81 72.3%
Hard to reach district: DISTACCESS 112 Yes 25 22.3%
   No 87 77.7%
Availability for TA for Pharmaceutical Management: TA 112 Yes 45 40.2%
   No 67 59.8%