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Table 2 Summary of data used in analysis

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

Variable N All facilities Mean (standard error) P > t
  Mean (standard error) Range CHAM facilities Government health centres  
  (all facilities)  
  (n = 8) (n=16)  
Total costs (US$) 24 69,317 15,986 to 77,057 65,657 0.58
(9,009) 192,174 (20,228) (9,467)
Outpatient visits for children U5 24 10,753 1,425 to 9,282 11,488 0.36
(1,103) 22,156 (2,605) (1,052)
Inpatient admittances for children U5 24 133 0 to 117 140 0.86
(60) 1,325 (51) (88)
Fully immunized children 24 915 0 to 2342 824 960 0.55
(105) (199) (125)
Average salary of clinical staff (US$) 24 5,205 2,194 to 6,540 4,536 0.06
(502) 13,374 (1,202) (390)
Proportion of drugs out of stock (average of beginning and end of fiscal year) 24 0.28 0.07 to 0.17 0.33 0.0003**
(0.02) 0.53 (0.02) (0.02)
Proportion of U5 outpatient visits diagnosed with malaria 23 0.54 0.05 to 0.48 0.57 0.38
(0.05) 0.91 (0.10) (0.05)
Proportion of cases correctly medicated 22 0 .85 0.66 to 0.80 0.87 0.12
   (0.02) 0.97 (0.04) (0.02)  
  1. **Significant difference at p<0.01.