Table 4

Absence rate by country

(1)(2)(3)
Absence rate (all)Absence rate (doctors)Absence rate (nurses)
Kenya0.460.410.47
(0.45 to 0.46)(0.40 to 0.43)(0.46 to 0.48)
(7838)(2139)(5699)
Madagascar0.240.280.22
(0.20 to 0.28)(0.21 to 0.35)(0.18 to 0.26)
(1340)(574)(739)
Mozambique0.220.220.22
(0.20 to 0.25)(0.18 to 0.27)(0.19 to 0.25)
(800)(262)(410)
Niger0.270.380.30
(0.22 to 0.32)(0.20 to 0.55)(0.25 to 0.36)
(547)(62)(354)
Nigeria0.280.240.29
(0.27 to 0.29)(0.17 to 0.30)(0.27 to 0.31)
(6724)(426)(1788)
Sierra Leone0.270.280.30
(0.25 to 0.28)(0.22 to 0.35)(0.27 to 0.33)
(1663)(204)(554)
Tanzania0.140.160.15
(0.12 to 0.16)(0.12 to 0.21)(0.12 to 0.19)
(1883)(513)(776)
Togo0.400.500.36
(0.31 to 0.48)(0.26 to 0.74)(0.26 to 0.46)
(487)(82)(257)
Uganda0.450.470.47
(0.42 to 0.48)(0.40 to 0.55)(0.43 to 0.50)
(1218)(257)(667)
All0.300.330.31
(0.29 to 0.32)(0.29 to 0.37)(0.29 to 0.32)
(22 341)(4481)(11‚ÄČ163)
  • The table reports the mean absence rate for all staff with some medical training by country. Column 1: All staff with medical training (doctors, clinical officers, nurses and community health workers); column 2: doctors and clinical officers; column 3: nurses. All individual country statistics are calculated using country-specific sampling weights. 95% CIs in parentheses and number of observations in parentheses below that. A provider is marked as absent from a facility if, during the second unannounced visit, the provider is not found anywhere on the facility premises. Otherwise, the provider is marked as present.