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Table 1 Selected health and health system indicators of Tanzania in 2002

From: Understanding informal payments in health care: motivation of health workers in Tanzania

Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) 46
Number of physicians 822
Density of physicians per 1000 population 1.7
Number of nurses and midwives 13 292
Density of nurses and midwives per 1000 population 27.4
Number of other health workers 29 722
Density of other health workers per 1000 population 61
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic product 4.7
Per capita government expenditure on health at average exchange rate (USD) 7
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private expenditure on health 81
  1. Source: WHO, Country health system fact sheet 2006. http://www.afro.who.int/home/countries/fact_sheets/tanzania.pdf