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Table 2 Number of drugs per encounter in health centers of Dessie town from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 (N = 1500)

From: Drug use pattern using WHO core drug use indicators in public health centers of Dessie, North-East Ethiopia

No of drugs SGHC DHC BWHC Total WHO standard
One 128 (25.60) 122 (24.40) 138 (27.60) 388 (25.80) (1.6%–1.8)
Two 206 (41.20) 231 (46.20) 215 (43.0) 652 (43.40)
Three 141 (28.20) 103 (20.60) 118 (23.60) 362 (24.10)
Four 20 (4) 17 (3.40) 37 (7.40) 74 (4.90)
Five 4 (0.80) 9 (1.80) 6 (1.20) 19 (0.80)
Six 1 (0.20) 2 (0.40) 2 (0.40) 5 (0.30)
Total 1069 (2.13) 1018 (2.18) 1112 (2.22) 3199 (2.10)
  1. SGHC, Segno Gebeya Health Center; DHC, Dessie Health Center; BWHC, Buanbua Wuha Health Center