Table 1

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

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)
Population-weighted measures
 Inter-quartile range (IQR)
 Standard deviation (SD)
Regression-based measures
 Slope index of inequality (SII)
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.