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Table 1 Mean availability (%) of medicines1 in the public sector (n = 22 facilities)

From: Is the Brazilian pharmaceutical policy ensuring population access to essential medicines?

City N Lowest-priced generic Lowest-priced similars
   Mean %2 SD %3 Mean% SD%
Porto Alegre 30 23.3 41.9 55.8 41.9
Santa Cruz do Sul 38 14.5 31.6 59.9 39.7
Caxias do Sul 35 17.1 32.5 62,9 39.5
São Leopoldo 33 13.6 31.3 69.7 43.2
Pelotas 32 8.9 21.0 61.7 39.6
Bagé 26 11.5 27.6 70.2 38.1
  1. 1Only medicines included in the list of essential medicines within each city were included in this analysis.
  2. 2Mean avalability %3Standard deviation %.
  3. Sample of six cities from the Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, 2008-9.