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Table 4 The ratio of doctor per 100,000 population (DPR) at district level 2011–2018

From: A critical review of definitions of rural areas in Indonesia and implications for health workforce policy and research

Geographic classification 2011 2014 2018
DPR Min, max DPR Min, max DPR Min, max
Indonesia 24 1, 668 23 2, 145 24 2, 181
MoH definition1
 District without remote health facilities 28 2, 668 24 3, 145 26 3, 181
 District with remote health facilities 19 1, 191 20 2, 110 22 2, 105
Presidential definition2
 More developed district 26 3, 668 24 3, 145 25 4, 181
 Less developed district 17 1, 134 18 2, 69 19 2, 88
CBS definition3
 Quintile 1 (most urban) 37 4, 159 39 9, 145 40 8, 181
 Quintile 2 25 5, 326 21 6, 110 22 5, 104
 Quintile 3 17 4, 60 18 4, 62 18 5, 57
 Quintile 4 16 3, 45 17 3, 52 19 4, 59
 Quintile 5 (most rural) 23 1, 667 17 2, 69 19 2, 88
  1. Source: The doctor data was calculated from the number of doctors residing in each village according to Village Census 2011, 2014 and 2018. The number of populations was projected estimation in 2011, 2014 and 2018 according to Population Census 2010
  2. 1The list of remote health facilities was based on district head decree that was verified by MoH letter DG.01.01/II/1979/2018
  3. 2The classification of remote districts was based on Presidential Regulation 131/2015, where 122 districts are considered less developed and 392 as more developed in 2018
  4. 3The classification of the urban/rural village was based on the CBS Regulation 37/2010, where 67,602 villages were classified rural and 16,329 urban in 2018