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Table 4 Correlation between RHP, CMR and CBR in Iran in 2006 and 2009

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

Variable Total sample
  2006 2009
  RHP a RHP
CMR b - 0.15 (0.42) d 0.37 (0.04)
CBR c - 0.34 (0.06) - 0.41 (0.03)
  Outliers excluding sample e
CMR - 0.06 (0.77) 0.31 (0.12)
CBR - 0.24 (0.24) - 0.31 (0.11)
  1. a Rural health houses per 1000 rural people
  2. b Crude Mortality Rate (per 1000 rural people)
  3. c Crude Birth Rate (per 1000 rural people)
  4. d Spearman rank order correlation with p values in parentheses.
  5. e Three provinces (Hormozgan, Semnan and South Khorasan) were excluded as outliers.