Table 2

Effects of the intervention on health centre utilisation (source: administrative records of CSPSs)

Users’ place of residence (1)Users/year/centre, preintervention period (2)Effects of the intervention (3)
Rate ratio estimate and (95% CI) (4)Average increase (additional users per year and % increase) (4)
d<5 km649.52.21 (1.74 to 2.79)782.7121
5 km≤d<10 km478.42.43 (1.92 to 3.09)686.0143
d≥10 km655.01.77 (1.39 to 2.24)501.177
All1782.92.09 (1.67 to 2.63)1948.1109
  • (1) Distance from home to the health centre.

  • (2) Average number of users per centre in the 12 months preceding the intervention.

  • (3) RRs and marginal increases estimated by multilevel Poisson regression.

  • (4) All RRs and marginal increases are significant at a threshold of p<0.001.