Table 4

Relative differences in estimates compared to reference estimates* among 32 medicines: by country
Ratio: comparison-to-reference
Comparison definition Country n† Mean Median SD Min Max
Current availability
 Reported
Kenya 32 1.062 1.016 0.121 1.002 1.503
Namibia 32 1.078 1.026 0.194 1.000 2.000
Rwanda 32 1.032 1.009 0.065 1.000 1.273
Tanzania 32 1.061 1.011 0.169 1.000 1.846
Uganda 31 1.055 1.010 0.180 1.000 2.000
 Observed, at least one unit regardless of validity
Kenya 32 1.054 1.013 0.122 1.000 1.503
Namibia 32 1.071 1.009 0.195 1.000 2.000
Rwanda 32 1.004 1.000 0.016 1.000 1.091
Tanzania 32 1.052 1.002 0.171 1.000 1.846
Uganda 31 1.009 1.000 0.036 1.000 1.196
 Observed, all units valid
Kenya 32 0.900 0.973 0.245 0.000 1.000
Namibia 32 0.909 0.976 0.242 0.000 1.000
Rwanda 32 0.853 0.856 0.069 0.719 1.000
Tanzania 32 0.981 0.985 0.019 0.924 1.000
Uganda 31 0.815 0.831 0.095 0.498 1.000
Six-month period availability
Kenya 32 0.864 0.853 0.067 0.742 0.986
Namibia 32 0.951 0.960 0.060 0.667 1.000
Rwanda 32 0.859 0.908 0.171 0.000 1.000
Tanzania 32 0.870 0.877 0.097 0.568 1.000
Uganda 31 0.748 0.762 0.172 0.000 1.000

SD: standard deviation.

*Reference value: percent of facilities with at least one valid unit observed on the day of survey.

In Uganda, the reference estimate was zero for one medicine and statistics are among 31 medicines.

Choi and Ametepi

Choi and Ametepi BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:266   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-266

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