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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of ISA when accounting or not for the edge effect—North department

From: Does the edge effect impact on the measure of spatial accessibility to healthcare providers?

  When not accounting for the edge effects When accounting edge effects
Min¥ Mean (SD*) Maxɸ Min¥ Mean (SD*) Maxɸ
GPs 1.67 93.42 (35.74) 245.88 1.67 92.98 (35.17) 245.88
Midwives 0 22.64 (11.57) 50.29 0 21.16 (11.06) 49.90
Gynecologists 0 22.47 (9.51) 43.76 0 20.20 (8.62) 41.46
Composite index** 0.40 39.38 (14.19) 91.43 0.41 39.40 (13.92) 91.98
  1. ISA GPs is expressed per 100,000 inhabitants, ISA Midwives per 100,000 women inhabitants aged between 15 and 44 and ISA gynecologists per 100,000 women inhabitants
  2. *Standard deviation
  3. **Composite ISA resulting from the principal component analysis
  4. ¥Minimum
  5. ɸMaximum