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Table 2 Characteristics of study talukas

From: Improving access to medicines for non-communicable diseases in rural India: a mixed methods study protocol using quasi-experimental design

Characteristics Koratagere Sira Turuvekere
Area 652 Sq km 1552 Sq km 778 Sq km
Population 160,952 301,473 174,297
Number of private pharmacies 19 30 22
General adult literacy rate 71 % 67 % 73 %
Number of PHCs 11 17 11
Average population per PHC 14,500 18,000 16,000
Number of private hospitals/clinics 21 64 18
Number of PHCs with qualified MBBS doctors (of) total number of PHCs in taluka (as on March 2014) 11 of 11 15 of 17 10 of 11
  1. (Source: Census 2011)