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Table 2 Supplies of syringes and needles in one health district, January to December 2009.

From: Uncovering high rates of unsafe injection equipment reuse in rural Cameroon: validation of a survey instrument that probes for specific misconceptions

Hospital Syringes and needles Needles Butterfly needles and canullars1 Discrepancy between needles and syringes2 Self-reported syringe reuse
Urban public hospital 2852 700 300 24% 33%
Private hospital 22160 0 405 0% 0%
Rural public hospital 1 0 100 0 - 0%
Rural public hospital 2 100 0 50 0% 50%
Rural public hospital 3 611 0 310 0% 25%
Rural public hospital 4 927 200 250 21% 25%
District Hospital 3300 2200 2517 67% 66%
Total 29950 3200 3832 11% 36%
  1. 1. Used to secure IV lines.
  2. 2. (Total needles consumed, excluding butterfly needles and canullars-total syringes consumed) รท Total syringes consumed = Total syringes reused, assuming all needles consumed were used.