Skip to main content

Table 4 Normalized asset indices and weighted population

From: Equity in health care in Namibia: developing a needs-based resource allocation formula using principal components analysis

Region Normalized asset index Population 2001 Population weighted by asset index Share of unweighted population (%) Share of weighted population (%)
Caprivi 1.1747 79,826 93,771 4.4 4.5
Erongo 1.0489 107,663 112,923 5.9 5.5
Hardap 1 68,249 68,249 3.7 3.3
Karas 1.0344 69,329 71,717 3.8 3.5
Khomas* 1.1387 250,262 284,978 13.7 13.8
Kunene 1.0377 68,735 71,330 3.8 3.5
Ohangwena 1.2889 228,384 294,373 12.5 14.3
Kavango* 1.0901 202,694 220,968 11.1 10.7
Omaheke 1.0530 68,039 71,648 3.7 3.5
Omusati 1.2162 228,842 278,324 12.5 13.5
Oshana* 1.1087 161,916 179,513 8.8 8.7
Oshikoto 1.0996 161,007 177,051 8.8 8.6
Otjozondjupa 1.0199 135,384 138,073 7.4 6.7
  1. * Based on personal communication with hospital management, the following assumptions on population from the immediate catchment area were used in allocating the budget for referral hospitals in these regions: Khomas (Windhoek Central hospital = 15%, Katatura hospital = 50%); Kavango (Rundu hospital = 80%); and Oshana (Oshakati hospital = 50%)