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Table 1 Number of sample Primary Service Units (PSUs) by division and rural/urban areas according to PPS (Probability Proportion to Size)

From: The health workforce crisis in Bangladesh: shortage, inappropriate skill-mix and inequitable distribution

Division Total PSUs enumerated by Bangladesh
Bureau of Statistics for Sample
Registration Survey
Number of sample PSUs taken
  All Urban All Rural Urban
Barisal 79 11 4.7 ≈ 5 4 1
Chittagong 172 41 10.3 ≈ 10 8 2
Dhaka 307 105 18.4 ≈ 18 12 6
Khulna 125 25 7.5 ≈ 8 6 2
Rajshahi 263 39 15.8 ≈ 16 14 2
Sylhet 55 7 3.3 ≈ 3 2 1
Rural 774 --- 46.5 ≈ 46 --- ---
Urban 225 --- 13.5 ≈ 14 --- ---
Total 1000   60 46 14
  1. Note: Urban area included the statistical metropolitan area (SMA), municipality area and other urban areas (e.g. 'thana sadar' area which has the quality of municipality).