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Table 5 Increase of physicians in SUS 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 1000 inhabitants ratio Absolute number Physician per 1000 inhabitants ratio Absolute number   Absolute number in the physician per inhabitants ratio Relative increase in the physician per inhabitants ratio (%)
Macro-region         
Midwest 1125 0.03 2188 0.06 3032 0.14 0.23 19.92
Northeast 3336 0.06 8595 0.11 4736 0.08 0.25 31.06
North 438 − 0.01 3257 0.14 992 0.02 0.15 21.21
Southeast 10072 0.11 12073 0.07 10795 0.09 0.27 19.49
South 2846 0.10 6003 0.14 5283 0.15 0.39 32.25
Population         
Up to 20,000 inhabitants − 603 − 0.02 3842 0.09 663 0.02 0.09 17.20
Between 20,001 and 50,000 inhabitants 98 − 0.01 4258 0.09 1177 0.02 0.10 16.14
Between 50,001 and 100,000 inhabitants 770 0.01 3978 0.11 2593 0.08 0.21 23.68
Between 100,001 and 500,000 inhabitants 5507 0.09 9818 0.11 7457 0.10 0.31 24.26
Above 500,000 inhabitants 12045 0.20 10220 0.08 12948 0.17 0.44 25.61
Physician inhabitant ratio in 2009         
Up to 01 physician per 1000 inhabitants 1927 0.03 7266 0.11 3014 0.05 0.19 27.20
Between 01 and 1.5 physicians per 1000 inhabitants 3500 0.06 8648 0.12 6496 0.11 0.29 28.43
Above 1.5 physicians per 1000 inhabitants 12390 0.11 16202 0.08 15328 0.11 0.29 21.44
GDP per capita in 2009         
Below the national average 706 0.01 9114 0.09 2627 0.03 0.13 22.17
Above the national average 17111 0.12 23002 0.09 22211 0.13 0.34 22.90