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Table 1 Construction of regional factors

From: Awareness of HIV/AIDS and its routes of transmission as well as access to health knowledge among rural residents in Western China: a cross-sectional study

ProvinceCategory aArea (10,000 km2) ePopulation (million) fProportion of rural population (%)fPer capital annual net income of rural households (RMB) g, bProportion of minority population (%) f, cCumulative cases of HIV/AIDS (in thousands of cases) h, d
GansuProvince42.5825.9964.13909.37(B)9.43%(c)1–5(1)
GuangxiA.R.23.7647.9660.05232.33(B)37.18%(b)50–100(3)
GuizhouProvince17.6135.3066.24145.35(A)36.11%(b)10–50(2)
Inner MongoliaA.R.118.325.1144.56641.56(C)20.46%(b)1–5(1)
NingxiaA.R.6.646.6852.05409.95(B)35.42%(b)less than 1(1)
QinghaiProvince72.235.8855.34608.46(A)46.98%(b)1–5(1)
ShaanxiProvince20.5837.9354.35027.87(B)0.51%(c)5–10(2)
SichuanProvince48.682.0459.86128.55(C)6.1%(c)50–100(3)
TibetA.R.120.223.2477.34904.28(A)91.83%(a)less than 1(1)
XinjiangA.R.16623.6057.25442.15(B)59.9%(b)10–50(2)
YunnanProvince39.447.4265.34721.99(A)33.37%(b)100 and above (3)
  1. a A.R.: Autonomous Region
  2. b Regional rural residents’ economic status (RMB): A. Low-income area (less than 5000); B. Middle-income area (5000-6000); C. High-income area (6000 and above)
  3. c Regional ethnic composition: a. Han-dominated area (less than 10%); b. Mixed area (30–60%); c. Minority-dominated area (90% and above)
  4. d Regional HIV prevalence (in thousands of cases): 1. Low-prevalence area (less than 5); 2. Middle-prevalence area (5–50); 3. High-prevalence area (50 and above)
  5. e The State Council of the People’s Republic of China. http://english.gov.cn/archive/
  6. f The Sixth National Population Census, 2010
  7. g China National Bureau of Statistics. China Statistical Yearbook 2012[M]. Beijing: China Statistic Press; 2012
  8. h Long Yuqin. Picture: Distribution map of provincial cumulative HIV/AIDS (number of deaths included) until Oct 2014. China HIV map: homosexual transmission accounts for more than 80%. http://news.ifeng.com/a/20141202/42619936_0.shtml
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