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Table 1 Health indicators in Ecuador (2006 & 2014)

From: The evolution of socioeconomic health inequalities in Ecuador during a public health system reform (2006–2014)

Variable 2006 2014
Total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP 5.86 9.16
Government expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health 24.31 49.21
Government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure 5.07 10.23
Social security expenditure on health as a percentage of government expenditure on health 23.41 50.24
Out of Pocket expenditure per capita in US$ 116.5 230.3
Total number of Health care Facilities 3681 4139
MPH Facilities 1737 2099
IESS Facilities 51 74
Rural IESS Facilities 577 657
Ratio of Doctors (per 1000 population) 0.903 2.035
Ratio of Nurses (per 1000 population) 0.537 1.014
Under 5 mortality rate 28.3 21.5
Adult mortality rate 144 119
Prevalence of obesity among adults 14.6 18.3
  1. Sources: WHO’s Global Health Observatory Data Repository [21], INEC [22]