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Table 4 Institutional Characteristics of Health Services Surveyed*.

From: The variability and predictors of quality of AIDS care services in Brazil

Characteristic No (%)
State  
Ceará 3 (1.0)
Maranhão 4 (1.2)
Pará 5 (1.5)
Mato Grosso do Sul 12 (3.7)
Rio Grande do Sul 34 (10.6)
Rio de Janeiro 94 (29.2)
São Paulo 170 (52.8)
No of inhabitants of the municipality**  
> 400,000 inhabitants 119 (36.96)
< 400,000 inhabitants 203 (66.04)
N° of patients  
> 500 58 (18.0)
101–500 107 (33.2)
< 100 157 (48.8)
Type of service  
Non-exclusive 278 (86.34)
Exclusively HIV/AIDS and STD 42 (13.0)
Duration of delivering services  
> 5 years 210 (65.2)
≤ 5 years 112 (34.78)
  1. * Health service managers from eleven services from state of Rio Grande do Sul, two from Rio de Janeiro, and one from Sao Paulo failed to respond. The average of institutional characteristics of non-respondents from Rio Grande do Sul did not differ from the respondents.
  2. ** Source: The Brazilian Institute of Geographic and Statistics (IBGE)