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Table 1 Descriptive information for Yunlin and Yilan counties from 1996 to 2007

From: The impact of petrochemical industrialisation on life expectancy and per capita income in Taiwan: an 11-year longitudinal study

County   Yunlin (industrialized county) Yilan (reference county)
Area (km2)a 1290.835 2143.625
Year 1996–1998 1999–2002 2002–2004 2005–2007 1996–1998 1999–2002 2002–2004 2005–2007
Population (person)a 752,427 746,241 742,797 725,672 465,120 465,004 464,107 460,398
Number of large manufacturingb 35 42 48 42 22 21 25 22
Agricultural land (Hectare)c 112,870 112,364 111,992 112,550 58,265 158,641 164,438 200,826
Number of doctors (/1000 people)a 0.66 0.71 0.76 0.92 0.86 1.00 1.12 1.19
Number of hospital (/1000 people)a 0.031 0.032 0.029 0.026 0.030 0.032 0.026 0.026
Life expectancy at birth 74.05 74.88 75.51 76.16 74.84 75.8 76.88 77.65
Life expectancy at 5 years old 69.74 70.52 71.12 71.69 70.62 71.51 72.59 73.31
Life expectancy at 65 years old 15.98 16.63 17.17 17.78 16.59 17.05 17.94 18.64
Mortality rate (/10000) 671.41 611.04 681.14 751.94 698.77 684.57 695.4 744.42
  1. Note. Large manufacturing indicating a company with more than 200 people.
  2. Data source a. Ministry of the Interior. (URL: http://www.moi.gov.tw/stat/).
  3. Data Source b. Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs (URL: http://www.moeasmea.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=1).
  4. Data Source c. Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan (URL: http://www.coa.gov.tw/show_index.php).