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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