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Table 4 Characteristics of the study variables

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

Outpatient visits

348.9

177.7

130.5

86.8

34.5

Inpatient visits

94.8

41.4

29.7

24.8

8.8

Per capita annual medical expenditure (Yuan)

603.0

261.0

216.0

174.0

79.0

Per capita annual income (Yuan)

7424.0

2595.0

2122.0

1542.0

951.0

Government & social insurance (%)

95.5

8.6

3.2

1.8

0.1

Private medical insurance (%)

25.2

11.8

6.4

3.5

0.2

No medical insurance cover (%)

98.1

93.1

85.8

75.4

4.3

Rural class IV‡

     

Rural class I‡

     

Time - over 30 mins to the nearest health facility (%)

36.2

9.3

2.7

0.2

0.0

Number of restricted activity days

384.0

220.0

162.0

114.0

51.0

Number of doctor-diagnosed chronic conditions

236.5

126.1

104.3

84.5

28.9

Number of doctor referrals for hospitalisation

139.2

55.5

41.4

35.8

13.9

Age 0-14 (%)

35.5

25.2

22.2

18.9

11.5

Age 15-64 (%)

79.4

72.0

70.4

66.9

57.7

Age > 65+ (%)

17.4

9.7

7.7

6.1

2.9

  1. Number of observations = 67 counties.
  2. Summary statistics are not applicable for this variable