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Table 2 Medication access among Syrian refugees and host community children in Lebanon

From: Health service utilization and access to medicines among Syrian refugee and host community children in Lebanon

  Survey total By region
Beirut/Mt. Lebanon Bekaa North Regional comparison p value
  % [95 CI] % [95 CI] % [95 CI] % [95 CI]  
Prescribed medication during most recent health facility visit
 Syrian refugees n = 833 n = 234 n = 267 n = 332  
  95.2 [93.5,96.5] 94.9 [91.7,96.9] 95.5 [91.4,97.7] 95.2 [92.3,97.0] 0.974
 Host community n = 315 n = 86 n = 98 n = 131  
  94.6 [91.6,96.6] 94.2 [87.8,97.3] 94.9 [87.0,98.1] 94.7 [89.7,97.3] 0.962
  Population comparison p value 0.691 0.772 0.845 0.825  
By facility typea
 Primary health care center
  Syrian refugees 96.4 [94.1,97.8] 96.3 [91.1,98.5] 96.8 [91.3,98.8] 96.0 [92.3,98.0] 0.932
  Host community 97.3 [89.7,99.3] 93.3 [66.7,99.0] 100   97.2 [82.6,99.6] 0.465
  Population comparison p value 0.685 0.510 0.443 0.738  
 Private clinic
  Syrian refugees 93.2 [87.7,96.4] 93.6 [83.0,97.8] 100   86.8 [75.3,93.4] 0.025
  Host community 92.7 [87.6,95.8] 93.6 [82.7,97.8] 90.9 [79.1,96.3] 93.2 [84.1,97.3] 0.849
  Population comparison p value 0.848 1.000 0.029 0.252  
 Hospital
  Syrian refugees 83 [70.3,90.9] 66.7 [38.3,86.6] 82.4 [59.3,93.7] 94.4 [72.8,99.1] 0.113
  Host community 97.5 [84.4,99.6] 100   94.1 [69.4,99.1] 100   0.529
  Population comparison p value 0.031 0.037 0.307 0.358  
Able to obtain all medications prescribed at most recent visitb
 Syrian refugees n = 784 n = 220 n = 252 n = 312  
  92.7 [90.4,94.5] 92.3 [86.9,95.5] 92.9 [88.3,95.7] 92.9 [89.2,95.5] 0.962
 Host community n = 297 n = 81 n = 252 n = 124  
  97.3 [94.8,98.6] 100   95.7 [89.2,98.3] 96.8 [92.2,98.7] 0.183
  Population comparison p value 0.007 0.043 0.378 0.140  
Reason for not obtaining medicationsc
 Syrian refugees n = 57 n = 17 n = 18 n = 22  
  Could not afford the medication 86.0 [73.1,93.3] 94.1 [69.2,99.1] 77.8 [57.1,90.2] 86.4 [56.2,96.9] 0.589
  Medication out of stock at facility 12.3 [5.5,25.3] 5.9 [0.9,30.8] 16.7 [5.9,38.9] 13.6 [3.1,43.8]
  Symptoms improved 1.8 [0.2,11.5] 0   5.6 [0.8,29.5] 0  
  Other 0   0   0   0  
 Host community n = 8 n = 0 n = 4 n = 4  
  Could not afford the medication 87.5 [45.3,98.3] Insufficient sample size for regional and population comparison  
  Medication out of stock at facility 0  
  Symptoms improved 0  
  Other 12.5 [1.7,54.7]
  1. aAs percent of household index cases that received care at this facility type
  2. bAs percent of household index cases prescribed medication
  3. cAs percent of household index cases that did not obtain prescribed medication