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Regional Disparities in Health Indicators in Africa

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 1032-1036

Keywords : Disparities; health indicators; choropleth map; significant disparities; deprivation value.;

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The Regional disparities in health indicators in Africa, seven parameters used, thus, life expectancy, infant mortality rate, death rate, maternal mortality rate, HIV/AIDs prevalence, physician density and percentage public spend on health, to measure the disparities, choropleth and Dots maps using ArcGIS 9.3.1 , tables, graphs, and charts were used for data presentation and analysis. Large disparities were observed between the countries in all the parameters, with large number of the countries showing least performance, no single country fulfil the said target of 15% public spending on health by Abuja conference, large gap in the physician densities among others. The cumulative analysis of the parameters of each country (note: not all countries data for the all parameters are available) each is computed to find the relative deprivation values, Tunisia has the value of 0.915, while Central Africa Republic got 0.197, the difference of 0.718 between the highest and the least shows a significant disparities between the countries.

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