Table 1

Selected measures of mortality disparities across regions (n=77) and districts (n=2239), by sex (average for 2008–2012)

MalesFemales
DistrictsRegionsDistricts to regions ratioDistrictsRegionsDistricts to regions ratio
Population-unweighted measures
 Max–min range39.214.02.824.69.52.6
 Max–min ratio 5.6 2.3 2.4 5.8 2.5 2.3
 Standard deviation (SD)3.52.41.51.81.31.4
Population-weighted measures
 Inter-quartile range (IQR)4.12.91.41.71.01.7
 Standard deviation (SD)3.62.81.31.41.01.4
Regression-based measures
 Slope index of inequality (SII)12.88.21.66.03.61.7
Relative index of inequality (RII) 2.1 1.6 1.3 2.1 1.5 1.4
Decomposition of total variance across districts
 Between-region variance, %65.452.8
 Within-region variance, %34.647.2
  • Relative measures of inequality are put in italics.