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Table 3 Distribution of the accreditation of oncology services and specific cancer service types by geographic location. Brazil, 2017

From: Cancer care in Brazil: structure and geographical distribution

Geographic location Accreditation of oncology services
n (%)
Type of oncology service
Clinical oncology
n (%)
Radiotherapy
n (%)
Surgical oncology
n (%)
Paediatric oncology
n (%)
Haematology-oncology
n (%)
North 12 (4.0) 10 (3.7) 8 (5.1) 10 (3.7) 2 (2.8) 2 (1.6)
Acre 1 (0.3) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.4)
Amazonas 3 (1.0) 1 (0.4) 2 (1.3) 2 (0.7) 1 (1.4) 1 (0.8)
Amapá 1 (0.3) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)
Pará 2 (0.7) 2 (0.7) 2 (1.3) 2 (0.7) 1 (1.4) 1 (0.8)
Rondônia 2 (0.7) 2 (0.7) 2 (1.3) 1 (0.4)
Roraima 1 (0.3) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)
Tocantins 2 (0.7) 2 (0.7) 1 (0.6) 2 (0.7)
Northeast 57 (19.1) 52 (19.1) 27 (17.3) 50 (18.6) 14 (19.4) 20 (16.3)
Alagoas 5 (1.7) 4 (1.5) 3 (1.9) 5 (1.9) 2 (2.8) 2 (1.6)
Bahia 14 (4.7) 13 (4.8) 8 (5.1) 13 (4.8) 2 (2.8) 4 (3.3)
Ceará 9 (3.0) 8 (2.9) 4 (2.6) 9 (3.3) 2 (2.8) 5 (4.1)
Maranhão 3 (1.0) 3 (1.1) 2 (1.3) 3 (1.1) 2 (1.6)
Paraíba 4 (1.3) 4 (1.5) 2 (1.3) 4 (1.5) 2 (2.8) 1 (0.8)
Pernambuco 10 (3.3) 9 (3.3) 3 (1.9) 8 (3.0) 2 (2.8) 3 (2.4)
Piauí 3 (1.0) 3 (1.1) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.4) 1 (1.4) 1 (0.8)
Rio Grande do Norte 7 (2.3) 6 (2.2) 2 (1.3) 5 (1.9) 2 (2.8) 1 (0.8)
Sergipe 2 (0.7) 2 (0.7) 2 (1.3) 2 (0.7) 1 (1.4) 1 (0.8)
Southeast 141 (47.2) 126 (46.3) 75 (48.1) 127 (47.2) 36 (50.0) 63 (51.2)
Espírito Santo 7 (2.3) 7 (2.6) 2 (1.3) 6 (2.2) 1 (1.4) 5 (4.1)
Minas Gerais 33 (11.0) 33 (12.1) 25 (16.0) 31 (11.5) 3 (4.2) 17 (13.8)
Rio de Janeiro 27 (9.0) 22 (8.1) 11 (7.1) 18 (6.7) 6 (8.3) 8 (6.5)
São Paulo 74 (24.7) 64 (23.5) 37 (23.7) 72 (26.8) 26 (36.1) 33 (26.8)
South 67 (22.4) 64 (23.5) 35 (22.4) 62 (23.0) 15 (20.8) 32 (26.0)
Paraná 24 (8.0) 23 (8.5) 11 (7.1) 22 (8.2) 6 (8.3) 11 (8.9)
Rio Grande do Sul 28 (9.4) 28 (10.3) 17 (10.9) 26 (9.7) 7 (9.7) 16 (13.0)
Santa Catarina 15 (5.0) 13 (4.8) 7 (4.5) 14 (5.2) 2 (2.8) 5 (4.1)
Centre-West 22 (7.4) 20 (7.4) 11 (7.1) 20 (7.4) 5 (7.0) 6 (4.9)
Federal District 5 (1.7) 4 (1.5) 2 (1.3) 4 (1.5) 1 (1.4) 1 (0.8)
Goiás 5 (1.7) 5 (1.8) 3 (1.9) 5 (1.9) 1 (1.4) 2 (1.6)
Mato Grosso 5 (1.7) 5 (1.8) 2 (1.3) 5 (1.9) 2 (2.8) 2 (1.6)
Mato Grosso do Sul 7 (2.3) 6 (2.2) 4 (2.6) 6 (2.2) 1 (1.4) 1 (0.8)
Brazil 299 (100) 272 (100) 156 (100) 269 (100) 72 (100) 123 (100)