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Table 1 Proportion of projects approved and amount of resources allocated by the Ministry of Health and partners in the decentralized PPSUS program and academic degrees related to the projects, according to the geographic region, Brazil, 2004-2009.

From: Fulfillment of the Brazilian Agenda of Priorities in Health Research

Region Number of PPSUS projects Amount invested in PPSUS
(U$ millions)
Proportion of Master + Doctor degrees (%) Proportion of the Brazilian population (%)
Midwest 152 3.9 8.1 7.3
Northeast 581 14.3 32.1 28.0
North 236 9.8 7.6 8.0
Southeast 459 36.8 28.9 42.3
South 347 10.3 23.3 14.4
Total 1,775 75.1 100.0 100.0
  1. Source: data summaries were calculated by the authors based on information taken from: http://www.saude.gov.br/sisct, and http://www.saude.gov.br/pesquisasaude, captured on Jan 21, 2011.