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Table 2 Characteristics of health facilities using the electronic immunization registry (EIR) in Tanzania (TZ) and Zambia (ZA), by region and province

From: Perceptions of factors influencing the introduction and adoption of electronic immunization registries in Tanzania and Zambia: a mixed methods study

CharacteristicsArusha, TZKilimanjaro, TZTanga, TZAll Regions, TZSouthern Province, ZA
Number of districts6682013
Number of facilities283292330905302
Number of patients137,13035,08489,740261,95496,617
Time since EIR Introduction527 months9 months14 monthsNA14 months
EIR use percentage weeks active post-rollout, median [IQR]71% [32%, 86%]64% [40%, 80%]73% [42%, 87%]70% [39%, 87%]40% [24%, 59%]
Primary power source, n (col%) 1
 Grid102 (37%)226 (79%)-328 (36%)123 (41%)
 Solar87 (31%)22 (8%)-109 (12%)5 (2%)
 None11 (4%)--11 (1%)144 (48%)
Number of HCWs per facility, mean (SD)22 (1)2 (1)3 (1)2 (1)-
Distance to regional DHO, km, mean (SD)40 (32)63 (174)23 (14)41 (102)49.4 (27.5)
Ownership type, n (col %)3
 Private—FBO90 (32%)70 (25%)40 (12%)199 (22%)-
 Public—Government181 (65%)201 (71%)279 (86%)661 (74%)-
Facility type, n (col %)4
 Dispensary/health post218 (78%)226 (79%)282 (87%)726 (82%)47 (16%)
 Health center47 (17%)45 (16%)36 (11%)128 (14%)219 (73%)
 Hospital13 (5%)14 (5%)8 (2%)35 (4%)6 (2%)
  1. Amongst those facilities that have input at least one record into the EIR
  2. 1Facilities missing data on primary power source: in Arusha (n = 78), Kilimanjaro (n = 37), and Tanga (n = 327); in Southern Province (n = 30), percentages will not add up to 100%
  3. 2Missing data regarding average number of HCWs in facilities in Southern Province, Zambia, percentages will not add up to 100%
  4. 3Facilities missing data on ownership type: in Arusha (n = 7), Kilimanjaro (n = 14), and Tanga (n = 8); in Southern Province (n = 302), percentages will not add up to 100%
  5. 4Facilities missing data on facility type: in Arusha (n = 0), Kilimanjaro (n = 14), and Tanga (n = 36); in Southern Province (n = 31), percentages will not add up to 100%
  6. 5Number of months since introduction of the first EIR system in at least one facility within a region or province to the time the key informant interviews were conducted (September 2018); TZ Introduction Dates: Arusha—June 2016, Kilimanjaro—December 2017, and Tanga—July 2017; Zambia Introduction Dates: July 2017; it took from 1 to 12 months for the EIR to be rolled out to all facilities within each region