Table 3

Regional description of catchment population covered within a 2-hour distance from surgically capable and bellwether hospitals, and crude area of coverage (calculated with Voronoi diagrams) for both types of hospitals

TotalAwdalMaroodi J.SahilSanaagSoolTogdheer
Service area
 Child population (n)2 022 524337 305822 19153 978272 606164 041361 403
 Surgically capable hospitals (n)15362112
  Catchment population (%)
  (2 hours by public transport)
18.97.950.138.311.114.916.5
  Catchment population (%)
  (2 hours by foot)
0.60.21.41.50.50.60.5
 Bellwether hospitals (n)5220100
  Catchment population (%)
  (2 hours by public transport)
7.56.532.3011.100
  Catchment population (%)
  (2 hours by foot)
0.20.20.600.500
Area of coverage (km2)
 Surgically capable hosp. (mean)22 73751213624960054 92646 49916 455
 Bellwether hosp. (mean)48 5699.35026 504n/a118 933n/an/a