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Table 1 Background information of the four counties in 2006

From: Social health assistance schemes: the case of Medical Financial Assistance for the rural poor in four counties of China

  Xiaochang Hongan Fushun Langzhong
Population (thousand) 643 654 1016 860
Rural population (thousand) 557 544 825 598
Annual income per capita in rural area (Yuan)a 2, 051 2, 328 3, 400 2, 889
Threshold for defining a poor family (Yuan/per person per year) 683 720 625 668
Number of medical facilities 387 210 1021 593
  1. a1 Yuan = 0.1251 USD on June 30th, 2006; 1 Yuan = 0.0987 EUR on June 30th, 2006