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Table 3 Percentage of municipalities covered by the “Aqui tem Farmácia Popular“ Program (AFP) (at least one private pharmacy) overall and by small (20,000 inhabitants and under) and Medium/Large (greater than 20,000 inhabitants) municipalities, Brazil and regions, 2006 to 2012

From: Farmácia Popular Program: changes in geographic accessibility of medicines during ten years of a medicine subsidy policy in Brazil

  2006 2008 2010 2012
All municipalities %coverage %coverage (Growth index) %coverage (Growth index) %coverage (Growth index)
Brazil 7.0% 19.4% (2.78) 40.5% (5.80) 63.4% (9.08)
North 2.2% 5.3% (2.40) 12.7% (5.70) 29.1% (13.10)
Northeast 2.5% 6.6% (2.68) 13.1% (5.34) 41.2% (16.80)
Southeast 13.2% 34.6% (2.62) 67.2% (5.10) 84.1% (6.37)
South 9.0% 27.1% (3.02) 58.2% (6.48) 80.9% (9.00)
West-Center 1.7% 8.6% (5.00) 32.5% (19.00) 63.8% (37.25)
Medium/large municipalities (greater than 20,000 inhabitants)
Brazil 21.7% 46.1% (2.12) 63.9% (2.95) 84.0% (3.87)
North 5.7% 13.1% (2.30) 24.4% (4.30) 49.4% (8.70)
Northeast 7.3% 18.1% (2.48) 30.9% (4.23) 71.7% (9.80)
Southeast 38.8% 76.1% (1.96) 94.3% (2.43) 99.2% (2.56)
South 37.5% 79.8% (2.13) 96.8% (2.58) 99.2% (2.64)
West-Center 7.2% 29.7% (4.13) 85.6% (11.88) 98.2% (13.63)
Small municipalities (20,000 inhabitants and under)
Brazil 0.7% 8.0% (11.59) 30.5% (44.11) 54.6% (78.93)
North 0.0% 0.4% NA 5.1% (14.00) 16.1% (44.00)
Northeast 0.0% 0.8% NA 4.1% (5.44) 25.8% (34.22)
Southeast 1.3% 15.4% (11.67) 54.6% (41.53) 77.0% (58.53)
South 1.3% 12.9% (10.08) 47.8% (37.33) 75.9% (59.33)
West-Center 0.0% 2.0% NA 16.0% (8.14) 53.1% (27.00)