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Table 1 Characteristics of health facilities at the baseline assessment, by region

From: Article 1: Supervision, Performance Assessment, and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) - a multipronged intervention strategy for strengthening medicines management in Uganda: method presentation and facility performance at baseline

  Western Eastern Central Northern Total Chi-square p-value
  No % No % No % No % No %
Total 550 100 383 100 273 100 178 100 1384 100  
Ownership            
 GOVT 472 85.8 319 83.3 226 82.8 158 88.8 1175 84.9 0.244
 PNFP 78 14.2 64 16.7 47 17.2 20 11.2 209 15.1  
Level of care            
 HC2 319 58.0 227 59.3 155 56.8 103 57.9 804 58.1 0.159
 HC3 171 31.1 118 30.8 93 34.1 61 34.3 443 32.0  
 HC4 47 8.5 19 5.0 18 6.6 7 3.9 91 6.6  
 Hospital 13 2.4 19 5.0 7 2.6 7 3.9 46 3.3  
Year            
 2011 214 38.9 300 78.3 244 89.4 65 36.5 823 59.5 <0.001
 2012 235 42.7 80 20.9 26 9.5 105 59.0 446 32.2  
 2013 101 18.4 3 0.8 3 1.1 8 4.5 115 8.3  
District Rank            
 Good 353 64.4 196 54.4 144 53.1 133 75.1 826 60.9 <0.001
 Average 26 4.7 116 32.2 71 26.2 0 0.0 213 15.7  
 Poor 169 30.8 48 13.3 56 20.7 44 24.9 317 23.4  
  1. GOVT government, PNFP private not for profit, HC health center; year indicates the year of the baseline assessment visit, district rank indicates the level of capacity of a district to implement the SPARS interventions