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Table 2 Average measure of inequality in distribution of nursing personnel by WHO Region

From: Inequal distribution of nursing personnel: a subnational analysis of the distribution of nurses across 58 countries

WHO Region Number of countries (total) Average number of subnational units Average max/min ratio Average Gini index
African Region 17 (47) 15 10.1 19.6
Region of the Americas 16 (35) 18 7.9 7.6
Eastern Mediterranean Region 6 (21) 20 7.8 9.5
European Region 7 (53) 24 3.3 5.6
South-East Asia Region 1 (11) 29 179.0 8.2
Western Pacific Region 11 (27) 17 8.1 7.8
Total 58 (194) 18 11.0 11.1