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Table 4 Variation of physicians in the workforce and ratio per 1000 inhabitants per triennium

From: Evaluating medical education regulation changes in Brazil: workforce impact

Municipality characteristics 2010–2012 2013–2015 2016–2018 2010–2018
Absolute number Physician per inhabitants ratio Absolute number Physician per inhabitants ratio Absolute number Physician per inhabitants ratio Absolute increase in the physician per inhabitants ratio Relative increase in the physician per inhabitants ratio (%)
Macro-region         
Midwest 2198 0.10 3721 0.14 4190 0.19 0.42 28.01
Northeast 4140 0.07 9968 0.13 7084 0.12 0.32 33.68
North 914 0.01 3647 0.16 1723 0.06 0.22 28.40
Southeast 12546 0.14 20140 0.13 22628 0.21 0.48 25.14
South 4035 0.14 8190 0.19 8578 0.25 0.59 37.83
Population         
Up to 20,000 inhabitants − 408 − 0.01 4060 0.10 1045 0.03 0.11 20.95
Between 20,001 and 50,000 inhabitants 680 0.01 4915 0.11 2368 0.06 0.17 23.90
Between 50,001 and 100,000 inhabitants 1337 0.03 5163 0.15 4206 0.14 0.33 31.74
Between 100,001 and 500,000 inhabitants 7893 0.14 12939 0.15 14116 0.21 0.50 30.31
Above 500,000 inhabitants 14331 0.23 18589 0.17 22468 0.30 0.71 28.73
Physician inhabitant ratio in 2009         
Up to 01 physician per 1000 inhabitants 2793 0.05 8766 0.13 5259 0.09 0.27 33.54
Between 01 and 1.5 physicians per 1000 inhabitants 4791 0.08 10460 0.15 9778 0.17 0.39 31.98
Above 1.5 physicians per 1000 inhabitants 16249 0.15 26440 0.15 29166 0.22 0.51 27.03
GDP per capita in 2009         
Below the national average 1840 0.02 10337 0.10 4587 0.05 0.18 28.47
Above the national average 21993 0.15 35329 0.16 39616 0.25 0.55 27.47