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Table 1 Data collected

From: A cost function analysis of child health services in four districts in Malawi

Parameter District Average / Total*
  1 2 3 4  
Population 624,445 511,279 317,324 309,778 440,707
Estimated population Under 5 114,834 90,320 59,239 61,823 81,554
Number of Health Facilities 30 29 15 11 21
Number of health facilities sampled 6 6 6 6 24
% of health facilities sampled 20% 21% 40% 55% 28%
Population served of sample 186,666 162,763 128,507 129,326 607,262
% of district population served by sample 30% 32% 40% 42% 36%
Number of staff interviewed 12 12 12 11 47
Number of patient files sampled (of which for inpatient) 273 (0) 199 (0) 300 (0) 332 (32) 1104 (32)
Number of facilities with beds 6 6 5 5 22
Average number of beds among facilities with patient-beds (range) 4.0 5.2 7.2 6.4 5.5
(2 to 10) (2 to 11) (2 to 12) (2 to 12)
Number of facilities with laboratory 0 0 2 1 3
Average number of clinical staff (range) 5.2 3.7 3.5 4.5 4.2
  (5 to 12) (3 to 5) (2 to 6) (3 to 7)  
  1. *Numbers in boldface are averages across the four districts, otherwise numbers reflect total values.