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Table 1 Selected characteristics for the three study locations

From: Feminization of the medical workforce in low-income settings; findings from surveys in three African capital cities

Characteristics Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) Maputo (Mozambique) Praia (Cape Verde)
Country’s GDP per capita (PPP)a 1186 942 3984
Total health expenditures per capita (current prices, 2010) 46.9 21.3 154.6
Position in the HDI (out of 187)b 176th 184th 133rd
Physicians registered in the countryc 172 1105 400
Physicians residing in the countries’ capital citiesc 127 487 131
Population in capital citiesc 387 908 1 178 116 131 453
Physician density in capital cities (per 100 000 population) 3.27 6.64 9.96
  1. Sources: a The World Bank (2012); b UNDP (2011); c National Medical Councils (2012), National Statistical Institutes.