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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Are doctors and nurses associated with coverage of essential health services in developing countries? A cross-sectional study

Variable N Mean Median STD Min Max Year ranges
Live births delivered by skilled birth attendant (%) 97 70.9 74.0 26.5 6.0 100.0 1999–2006
Live births delivered by caesarean section (%) 55 5.9 4.0 4.5 0.0 15.0 1998–2006
Children < 1 vaccinated with measles immunization (%) 89 83.2 88.0 16.8 20.0 99.0 2005
Live births preceded by four antenatal care visits (%) 78 61.7 69.0 26.0 10.0 100.0 1999–2006
Case detection rate of tuberculosis under DOTS (%) 81 54.5 57.0 22.9 3.0 100.0 2005–2006
Children < 5 with ARI taken to health care facility (%) 45 43.7 42.8 15.0 11.8 72.6 1999–2006
Physicians per 1000* 106 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.0 5.2 1997–2005
Nurses and midwives per 1000* 106 2.5 1.4 2.6 0.1 12.2 1997–2004
Health care workers per 1000* 106 3.6 2.3 3.7 0.2 16.7 1997–2005
Gross domestic product per capita (PPP)* 106 4715.5 3860.0 3704.2 593.5 15913.0 1998–2005
Adult female literacy* (%) 106 72.5 80.5 25.3 11.9 99.7 2001–2005
Land area (1000 km2)* 106 836.2 265.6 2020.4 0.5 16381.4 1998–2005
Population living in rural area (%) 106 51.7 52.1 20.4 6.6 90.0 1998–2005
  1. * Descriptive statistics created from all countries used in any of six health services analyses using most recent statistics