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Table 2 Linear regression for under 5 years infant and maternal mortality, and measles immunization coverage by health personnel density

From: Cameroon public health sector: shortage and inequalities in geographic distribution of health personnel

Independent variables Under 5 years infant mortality Maternal mortality Measles immunization coverage
Coefficient t p>/t/ Coefficient t p>/t/ Coefficient t p>/t/
Density of physicians -9.622 -1.680 0.131 -3.036 -0.606 0.561 -12.844 -5.404 0.001
Density of Nurses -1.252 -0.986 0.353 -1.307 -0.897 0.396 -1.751 -1.962 0.085
Density of paramedics -4.926 -1.154 0.282 -3.941 -0.781 0.457 -8.128 -3.436 0.009
Combined density of Physicians, nurses and paramedics -1.052 -1.206 0.262 -0.919 -0.895 0.397 -1.507 -2.738 0.026
R2 0.226 0.074 0.548
  1. *P>/t/=P-value
  2. Source: Data from the Ministry of Public Health.2011