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Table 1 Comparison of health care resources and population size by province

From: Distribution of health care resources in Mongolia using the Gini coefficient

Category Province Number of population Area (km) Demographic density/1 km Total number of physicians Number of physicians /10 000 pop Number of physicians /1 000 km Total number of nurses Number of nurses /10 000 pop Number of nurses /1 000 km Total number of hospital beds Number of hospital beds /10 000 pop Number of hospital beds /1 000 km
Urban Ulaanbaatar 1 362 974 4 704 306.5 5 779 42.4 1 228.5 5 575 40.9 1 185.1 10 577 77.6 2 248.4
Suburban Orkon 94 421 840 127.2 260 27.5 309.1 342 36.2 406.9 592 62.7 704.8
Darkhan-Uul 99 947 3 280 30.9 253 25.3 77.1 375 37.5 114.3 660 66 201.1
Mean in suburban 97 184 2 060 79.05 257 26.4 193.1 359 36.9 260.6 626 64.4 452.9
Rural Gobisumber 16 058 5 540 3.1 60 37.6 10.9 68 42.1 12.2 89 55.7 16.1
Selenge 106 212 41 200 2.6 192 18.1 4.7 286 26.9 6.9 630 59.3 15.3
Uvurkhangai 112 992 62 900 1.8 229 20.3 3.6 329 29.1 5.2 720 63.7 11.4
Bayan-Ulgii 95 151 45 700 2.2 158 16.6 3.5 287 30.2 6.3 671 70.5 14.7
Arkhangai 93 086 55 300 1.7 167 17.9 3 281 30.2 5.1 532 57.2 9.6
Tuv 90 107 74 000 1.2 188 20.9 2.5 302 33.5 4.1 533 59.2 7.2
Khovd 81 479 76 900 1.1 181 22.2 2.4 280 34.4 3.6 574 70.5 7.5
Bulgan 60 494 48 700 1.2 111 18.4 2.3 217 35.8 4.4 349 57.7 7.2
Khuvsgul 126 043 100 600 1.3 223 18.4 2.2 359 28.5 3.6 691 54.8 6.9
Uvs 75 792 69 600 1.2 145 18.4 2.1 274 36.2 3.9 521 68.8 7.5
Khentii 71 212 80 300 0.9 155 18.4 1.9 242 34 3 416 58.4 5.2
Zavkhan 69 732 82 500 0.9 159 18.4 1.9 270 38.7 3.3 592 84.9 7.2
Dornogobi 63 808 109 500 0.6 198 18.4 1.8 200 31.3 1.8 401 62.8 3.7
Dundgobi 44 351 74 700 0.6 121 18.4 1.6 164 37 2.2 247 55.6 3.3
Sukhbaatar 57 423 82 300 0.7 126 18.4 1.5 211 36.7 2.6 379 66 4.6
Bayankhongor 83 044 116 000 0.7 169 18.4 1.5 306 36.8 2.6 480 57.8 4.1
Dornod 75 194 123 600 0.6 174 18.4 1.4 274 36.5 2.2 438 58.3 3.5
Gobi-Altai 56 735 141 400 0.4 166 18.4 1.2 251 44.3 1.8 386 68.1 2.7
Umnugobi 59 694 165 400 0.4 150 18.4 0.9 160 26.8 1 412 69.1 2.5
Mean in rural 75 716 81 902 1.2 162 18.4 2.7 251 34.2 4 477 69.9 7.4
U test result            
Total 2 995 949 1 564 964   9 364    11 053    20 890   
  1. Mann–Whitney U test: urban + suburban vs. rural; P < 0.05, P < 0.01