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Table 1 Participants in “Farmácia Popular is Available Here” program by gender, age, region, and specific coverage. Brazil, 2006 to 2012

From: Hypertension and diabetes treatment affordability and government expenditures following changes in patient cost sharing in the “Farmácia popular” program in Brazil: an interrupted time series study

VariablesDiabetesHypertension
Age (n; mean (SD))
 Total6,059,64355 (15)14,447,00656 (15)
Gender (n, %)a
 Female3,618,23959.7%8,666,40560.0%
 Male2,425,63540.0%5,738,94039.7%
Region (n, %)
 North169,5252.8%470,2863.3%
 Northeast852,27114.1%2,127,68014.7%
 Southeast3,790,26862.5%8,333,43657.7%
 South887,75414.7%2,566,95417.8%
 West-Center359,8255.9%948,6506.6%
Coverage1Number of individuals in the FPAnnual coverageNumber of individuals in the FPAnnual coverage
2006186,2863.2%348,9031.6%
2007746,27911.2%1,554,8716.1%
20081,251,04916.7%2,711,6889.7%
20091,300,91917.4%2,765,1559.8%
20101,041,05612.9%2,039,3687.1%
20112,682,00033.2%7,008,96024.3%
20123,755,01040.6%9,487,84132.6%
Coverage2Average individuals per yearAverage Monthly coverageAverage individuals per yearAverage Monthly coverage
200652,0040.9%101,9450.5%
2007150,4092.3%320,3381.2%
2008280,3163.7%670,0062.4%
2009290,3823.9%667,3452.4%
2010254,8603.2%538,7181.9%
2011715,4038.9%1,722,1626.0%
20121,200,50913.0%3,330,40311.5%
  1. Coverage 1. Numerator is the number of individuals with at least one dispensing within the year (individuals do not repeat)
  2. Coverage 2. Numerator is the average monthly individuals in each year (sum of individuals in each month within 1 year divided by 12 months) (the same individual can be count in different months in the same year)
  3. For both coverage indicators the denominator is the estimate prevalence for each disease, which means the number of individuals that should be under treatment. (Brazilian Basic Indicators - http://tabnet.datasus.gov.br/cgi/idb2012/matriz.htm)
  4. aGender missing Diabetes 0.26% Hypertension 0.29%