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Table 4 Place of acquisition of antibiotics in relation to wealth quarters

From: Access to health care in relation to socioeconomic status in the Amazonian area of Peru

  Place of antibiotic acquisition in Yurimaguas Place of antibiotic acquisition in Moyobamba
  Public pharmacy Private pharmacy Market place Free of charge through insurance Other Total Public pharmacy Private pharmacy Market place Free of charge through insurance Other Total
Poorest (Q1) 2(6%) 3 (9%) 5 (15%) 22 (65%) - 32 8 (29%) 5 (18%) 1 (4%) 13 (46%) 1 (4%) 28
Q2 5 (10%) 7 (14%) 3 (6%) 33 (66%) 1 (2%) 49 3 (7%) 15 (38%) 4 (10%) 17(43%) 1 (3%) 40
Q3 7 (19%) 11 (31%) 1 (3%) 15(42%) 1 (3%) 35 7 (17%) 12 (29%) 2 (5%) 19 (45%) 2 (4%) 42
Least poor (Q4) 9 (24%) 8 (21%) 1 (3%) 19 (40%) 1 (3%) 38 10 (25%) 5 (13%) - 23 (58%) 2 (6%) 40
Total 23 29 10 89 3 154 28 37 7 72 6 150
  1. Wealth quarters were defined by principal component analysis (PCA). Quartile 1 (Q1) represents the poorest quartile of the study sample (the relatively poorest caregivers), quartile 2 (Q2) the second poorest, quartile 3 (Q3) the second least poor quartile and quarter 4 (Q4) the least poor quartile. Number of children stated per place of provision, percent of total number of children per quartile and community shown in parentheses. Chi-square tests have been used to assess differences between two poorest (Q1 and Q2) and two least poor (Q3 and Q4) strata. Significant difference between strata for antibiotic acquisition from pharmacies was found for Yurimaguas (p < 0.05) but not for Moyobamba.