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Table 2 Summary statistics of the rural counties

From: Ecological analysis of health care utilisation for China's rural population: association with a rural county's socioeconomic characteristics

Variable† Maximum 3rdquartile Median 1stquartile Minimum
Gender composition (%)      
- Male 54.9 52.0 51.1 50.1 46.7
- Female 53.3 50.0 48.9 48.1 45.1
Martial status (%)      
- Single 38.4 21.5 17.5 14.0 7.7
- Married 84.2 79.7 75.3 72.0 56.2
- Widowed 3.9 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.0
- Divorced 10.9 7.3 5.9 4.9 3.7
Educational attainment (%)      
- Illiterate & semi Illiterate 48.4 28.3 21.3 16.2 4.2
- Primary school (6 years) 50.1 35.8 30.4 26.5 19.3
- Junior high school (3 years) 55.0 44.2 37.2 29.1 5.4
- High school and/or post high school education 18.5 12.0 9.9 6.5 0.8
- University or above 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0
Occupation (%)      
- Management 3.7 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.0
- Professional 3.6 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.1
- Office worker 12.9 4.2 2.4 1.1 0.2
- Factory worker 5.2 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.0
- Agriculture and farming labourer 96.0 89.5 84.0 78.6 57.1
- Unemployed & semi-unemployed 14.5 6.6 3.1 0.8 0.0
- Students & retired 14.8 8.5 7.4 5.6 2.7
  1. Number of observations = 67 counties