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Table 4 Number of “Farmácia Popular” Program facilities per 100,000 inhabitants and Growth Index by public and private sector 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
  No.Per100k No.Per100k (Growth index) No.Per100k (Growth index) No.Per100k (Growth index)
Public pharmacies        
Brazil 0.14 0.27 (1.93) 0.28 (2.00) 0.29 (2.07)
North 0.16 0.45 (2.81) 0.48 (3.00) 0.45 (2.81)
Northeast 0.18 0.33 (1.83) 0.34 (1.89) 0.35 (1.94)
Southeast 0.13 0.22 (1.69) 0.24 (1.85) 0.23 (1.77)
South 0.13 0.22 (1.69) 0.23 (1.77) 0.24 (1.85)
West-Center 0.09 0.21 (2.33) 0.23 (2.56) 0.22 (2.44)
Private pharmacies        
Brazil 1.62 3.47 (2.14) 7.34 (4.53) 12.87 (7.94)
North 0.62 0.90 (1.45) 2.26 (3.65) 4.19 (6.76)
Northeast 0.69 1.19 (1.72) 1.93 (2.80) 5.09 (7.38)
Southeast 2.20 5.92 (2.69) 14.08 (6.40) 24.50 (11.14)
South 2.27 4.70 (2.07) 9.63 (4.24) 15.14 (6.67)
West-Center 1.44 3.04 (2.11) 7.22 (5.01) 16.59 (11.52)
Private pharmacies by municipality size
Medium/large municipalities (over 20,000 inhabitants)
Brazil 1.36 3.16 (2.32) 6.48 (4.76) 10.78 (7.93)
North 0.76 0.99 (1.30) 2.19 (2.88) 4.96 (6.53)
Northeast 0.75 1.31 (1.75) 2.04 (2.71) 5.04 (6.72)
Southeast 1.81 4.00 (2.21) 8.05 (4.45) 11.97 (6.61)
South 1.50 4.89 (3.26) 11.53 (7.69) 18.66 (12.44)
West-Center 0.79 2.74 (3.47) 6.05 (7.66) 13.39 (16.95)
Private pharmacies by municipality size
Small municipalities (20,000 inhabitants and under)
Brazil 0.15 1.87 (12.47) 10.17 (67.80) 21.52 (143.47)
North 0.00 0.15 NA 2.55 (16.77) 10.68 (70.25)
Northeast 0.00 0.19 NA 1.20 (6.20) 8.14 (42.16)
Southeast 0.21 2.83 (13.50) 14.44 (68.78) 25.20 (120.01)
South 0.25 2.59 (10.36) 14.38 (57.52) 29.53 (118.11)
West-Center 0.00 0.35 NA 3.97 (11.29) 18.07 (51.35)