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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics of Health Clinic Census by Zone

From: The impacts of quantity and quality of health clinics on health behaviors and outcomes in Nigeria: analysis of health clinic census data

Zone North central Northe East North West South East South South South West
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LGA-level characteristics
 Total number of Health Clinics 5837 3904 6279 2916 2705 3737
 Number of Clinics in LGA 74.170 55.603 46.702 49.806 41.016 52.686
 # Clinics in LGA/Population*1000 0.466 0.331 0.251 0.295 0.245 0.299
 # Clinics in LGA/Population density 0.990 0.993 0.339 0.091 0.244 0.180
 Population of LGA (2006) 175,398.893 186,431.946 200,425.755 181,054.100 181,071.164 207,906.442
 Land area (km2) of LGA 2142.580 2832.435 1366.534 325.050 912.314 612.571
 Population density of LGA (millions/km2) 203.560 149.529 564.485 1136.238 422.857 2156.468
Health Clinic Characteristics
 Public 0.874 0.949 0.944 0.777 0.889 0.753
  Equipment       
   Improved water supply 0.389 0.376 0.420 0.489 0.503 0.551
   Improved toilet 0.389 0.392 0.429 0.644 0.623 0.698
   Vaccine fridge/freezer 0.139 0.159 0.142 0.269 0.202 0.241
   Electricity 0.281 0.215 0.224 0.570 0.539 0.625
  Service       
   Antenatal care 0.758 0.551 0.530 0.860 0.850 0.832
   Family planning 0.573 0.473 0.446 0.547 0.722 0.627
   Malaria treatment 0.742 0.723 0.706 0.832 0.832 0.851
   Maternal health delivery service 0.660 0.468 0.338 0.747 0.699 0.712
   Emergency 0.213 0.214 0.199 0.269 0.315 0.405
   Skilled_birth_attendant 0.261 0.146 0.118 0.545 0.536 0.532
   C-section 0.047 0.045 0.042 0.113 0.082 0.108
   Measls immunization 0.732 0.751 0.760 0.761 0.789 0.730
   Service Index 5.182 4.511 4.352 6.645 6.692 6.911
  Personnel       
   Number of CHEWs (community health extension workers) 2.273 2.213 1.947 2.053 2.239 1.901
   Number of nurses 0.329 0.239 0.190 0.950 0.628 0.807
   Number of doctors 0.087 0.050 0.059 0.279 0.244 0.383
Number of clinics in 5 km 8.167 4.544 6.936 27.434 10.773 40.213
Proportion of “good” clinics in 5 km 0.237 0.159 0.137 0.397 0.361 0.461
  1. Notes: The sample includes 25,378 health clinics which has GPS soordinates