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Table 3 Inequality indicators of the distribution of RHHs, Deaths and Births in rural area of Iran

From: Geographic distribution of need and access to health care in rural population: an ecological study in Iran

Variable Total sample
  2006 2009
  Gini coefficient Index of Dissimilarity Decile ratio Gini coefficient Index of Dissimilarity Decile ratio
RHHa 0.125 9% (1505) 2.38 0.133 10% (1670) 2.58
Death 0.260 18% (27335) 6.70 0.206 14% (18887) 3.70
Birth 0.158 11% (43732) 2.58 0.141 10% (40338) 2.61
  Outliers excluding sample b
RHHa 0.126 9% (1435) 2.59 0.135 10% (1602) 2.58
Death 0.185 12% (15189) 4.75 0.177 12% (14815) 3.19
Birth 0.162 11% (42991) 2.96 0.143 10% (38860) 2.70
  1. a Rural health house
  2. b Three provinces (Hormozgan, Semnan and South Khorasan) were excluded as outliers.