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Table 6 ONS rurality and remoteness from primary and secondary care

From: Distance, rurality and the need for care: access to health services in South West England

  Rural Rural fringe Urban No classification Total wards
All wards 253 (18%) 154 (11%) 1031 (71%) 10 (1%) 1448 (100%)
GPs      
Remote (3 km) 117 (53%) 14 (6%) 84 (38%) 6 (3%) 221 (100%)
Remote (5 km) 20 (53%) 4 (10%) 12 (32%) 2 (5%) 38 (100%)
Remote (7 km) 5 (71%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (100%)
Hospitals      
Remote (20 km) 126 (39%) 36 (11%) 158 (49%) 4 (1%) 324 (100%)
Remote (25 km) 69 (43%) 8 (5%) 81 (51%) 2 (1%) 162 (100%)
Remote (30 km) 30 (49%) 1 (2%) 28 (46%) 2 (3%) 61 (100%)
Remote (35 km) 17 (59%) 0 (0%) 12 (41%) 0 (0%) 29 (100%)