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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for individuals ill in the two weeks prior to the interview, Mozambique 2009

From: Health service availability and health seeking behaviour in resource poor settings: evidence from Mozambique

Variable Mean SD Min Max
Service utilisation
 Number of visits to HF (previous month) 0.75 0.83 0.00 15.00
 Seeking care from a public HF 0.61 0.49 0.00 1.00
 Seeking care from other providers 0.03 0.18 0.00 1.00
Demand-side characteristics
 Woman 0.58 0.49 0.00 1.00
 Age 24 22 0 99
 Highest level education in household (years schooling 5.44 3.23 0.00 18.00
 Employed in permanent work 0.44 0.50 0.00 1.00
 Employed in non remunerated housekeeping work 0.20 0.40 0.00 1.00
 Household adult equivalent consumption per-capita (MZM per day) 33 33 1 921
 Number of household members per room 1.98 1.23 0.03 10.00
 Latrine in the house 0.58 0.49 0.00 1.00
 Transport reaching the community 0.63 0.48 0.00 1.00
 Urban 0.37 0.48 0.00 1.00
Supply-side characteristics
 1 hour time distance from closest HF 0.60 0.49 0.00 1.00
 2 hours time distance from closest HF 0.08 0.28 0.00 1.00
 More than 2 hours time distance from closest HF 0.31 0.46 0.00 1.00
 HF in locality of residence 0.92 0.28 0.00 1.00
 Percentage of HCs and DHs among HFs in locality 0.23 0.24 0.00 1.00
 Percentage of HC s and DHs among HFs in district 0.18 0.11 0.33 1.00
 HF staff and equipment index (locality average) 0.50 0.26 0.00 2.13
 HF staff and equipment index (district average) 0.47 0.18 0.19 1.25
 HF housing availability index (locality average) 0.60 0.89 0.00 10.00
 HF housing availability index (district average) 0.60 0.62 0.00 3.38
  1. Number of observations: 6,034
  2. HC: health centre, DH: district hospital