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Table 3 Ecological variables used in the analyses

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

Variable [short name] Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Number of Outpatient visits per 1000 population in the 2-week period prior to the survey [Outpatient visit] *   
Number of Inpatient visits per 1000 population over the preceding 52 weeks [Inpatient visit]   *  
Per capita annual medical expenditure [annual medical expenditure]    *
Per capita annual income [Annual income] * * *
Percentage of individuals in a rural county having government and social insurance [Government and social insurance] * * *
Percentage of individuals in a rural county having private medical insurance [Private medical insurance] * * *
Percentage of individuals in a rural county having no medical insurance cover and therefore to pay out of pocket for medical expenditure [No medical insurance cover] * * *
Rural class IV * * *
Rural class I * * *
Percentage of households in a rural county having to travel more than 30 minutes to the nearest health facility [Time - Over 30 minutes to the nearest health facility] * * *
Number of 2-week restricted activity days per 1000 population [Restricted activity days] *   *
Number of doctor-diagnosed chronic conditions per 1000 population [Doctor-diagnosed chronic conditions] *   *
Number of doctor referrals for hospitalisation per 1000 population [Doctor referrals for hospitalisation]   * *
Age group - 0-4 and 5-14 years old * * *
Age group - 15-24, 25-34,35-44, 45-54 and 55-64 years old * * *
Age group - > 65+ years old * * *