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Table 1 Description of 100 rural PHC clinics surveyed in KwaZulu-Natal

From: Operational assessment of point-of-care diagnostics in rural primary healthcare clinics of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a cross-sectional survey

Variable Mean and standard deviation Range
Healthcare Workers
 Respondent year of qualification 1999 ± 9 1976–2015
 Number of Doctors 0.1 ± 0.3 0–2
 Number of Community Health Workers 12.4 ± 11.8 0–65
 Number of HIV councillors 1.2 ± 1. 0–3
 Number of Nurses 10.3 ± 5.6 2–38
Clinical Data
 PHC weekly patient census 2865 ± 2231 374–11,731
 PHC number of nurses (DHIS 2014) 25 ± 23 2–120
 Distance from the nearest hospital (kilometres) 41.4 ± 42.8 0.1–278.0
 Distance from the nearest town (kilometres) 45.0 ± 50.6 0·02–228
 POC diagnostics in use 63.9 ± 0.8 5–8
 POC diagnostics needed 14.2 ± 9.9 0–51
Respondents’ Position (%)
 Operations Manager 23 23%
 Specialist Nurse 76 76%
 Staff Nurse 1 1%