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Table 1 Distribution of obstetric care Health Centres and Hospitals in Lake and Western Zones, Tanzania

From: Practice of emergency obstetric care signal functions and reasons for non-provision among health centers and hospitals in Lake and Western zones of Tanzania

Zone Population Hospitals Health Centres All Obstetric Care Facility per 500,000popn
n % n %
Lake 11,832,857 53 26.2 149 73.8 202 8.5
Western 4,419,553 16 27.1 43 72.9 59 6.7
Region
 Kagera 2,458,023 15 35 28 65 43 8.7
 Geita 1,739,530 4 19 17 81 21 6.0
 Mwanza 2,772,509 13 27 35 73 48 8.7
 Mara 1,743,830 12 24 37 76 49 14.0
 Shinyanga 1,534,808 4 18 18 82 22 7.2
 Simiyu 1,584,157 5 26 14 74 19 6.0
 Tabora 2,291,623 10 34 19 66 29 6.3
 Kigoma 2,127,930 6 20 24 80 30 7.0
 Total 16,252,410 69 26 192 74 261 8.0