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Table 1 Total population with number of health regions across optometrist ratios using standard deviation (SD) classification scheme [population (HR count)]

From: Geographic availability to optometry services across Canada: mapping distribution, need and self-reported use

Canadian Provinces
(from west to east)
Population numbers (and count of health regions) arcos Optometrist Ratio (per 10,000 population) categorizes Total
Population (HR count)
Low [< −1.5 SD] Moderately low [− 1.5 SD to − 0.50 SD] Moderate [− 0.5 SD to + 0.50 SD] Moderately high [+ 0.5 SD to + 1.5 SD] High [> + 1.5 SD]
British Columbia   582,563
(4)
3,020,551 (8) 965,085
(3)
79,856
(1)
4,648,055
(16)
Alberta   903,389
(2)
291,112
(1)
2,872,674
(2)
  4,067,175
(5)
Saskatchewan 35,453
(3)
151,741
(3)
288,419
(5)
622,739
(2)
  1,098,352
(13)
Manitoba 199,821
(2)
192,061
(1)
886,483
(2)
   1,278,365
(5)
Ontario   512,148
(4)
8,191,001
(20)
4,133,395
(10)
611,950
(2)
13,448,494
(36)
Quebec 30,329
(2)
  2,328,266
(7)
5,216,366
(8)
589,400
(1)
8,164,361
(18)
New Brunswick   239,348
(3)
209,256
(1)
298,497
(3)
  747,101
(7)
Nova Scotia    923,598
(4)
   923,598
(4)
Prince Edward Island    142,907
(1)
   142,907
(1)
Newfoundland and Labrador   390,954
(2)
128,762
(2)
   519,716
(4)
Canada 265,603
(7)
2,972,204
(19)
16,410,355
(51)
14,108,756
(28)
1,281,206
(4)
35,038,124
(109)
  1. SD standard deviation, HR health regions