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Table 5 Inequality measures of the DPR according to the rural area definitions

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

Year Theil-L total1 Theil-L decomposition
MoH definition2 Presidential definition3 CBS definition4
% Within group5 % Between group6 % Within group5 % Between group6 % Within group5 % Between group6
2011 0.33 95.14 4.86 96.00 4.00 85.75 14.25
2014 0.24 97.12 2.88 96.23 3.77 76.27 23.73
2018 0.22 98.38 1.62 96.86 3.14 78.34 21.66
  1. Source of data: The data was obtained from the number of doctors residing in each village according to Village Census 2011, 2014 and 2018. The population size in the corresponding years was derived from the projection of Population Census 2010. The DPR was calculated at the district level
  2. 1Theil-L total of DPR in Indonesia
  3. 2Districts classified as with or without a remote health facility according to MoH letter DG.01.01/II/1979/2018
  4. 3Districts classified as less developed or others according to Presidential Regulation 131/2015
  5. 4Districts classified into five quintiles of the proportion of population residing in rural villages according to the CBS Regulation 37/2010. See Additional file 1: Table 7A for more detail information
  6. 5Decomposition of Theil-L that reflects the difference in DPR within each group (LW)
  7. 6Decomposition of Theil-L that reflects the difference in DPR between groups (LB)