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Table 1 Distribution of health resources in the hospital sector (2010–2014)

From: Inequality in the distribution of health resources and health services in China: hospitals versus primary care institutions

Year Economic zone Population
(1000 persons)
Geographic area (1000 km2) Hospitals Health workers Beds
Per 1000
persons
Per
1000
km2
Per 1000
persons
Per
1000
km2
Per 1000
persons
Per
1000
km2
2010 Total 1333850 9610.300 0.018 7.030 3.397 1815.158 2.675 1308.351
Eastern 50035 96.518 0.017 14.536 4.042 4141.334 2.879 2880.044
Central 52845 208.738 0.017 4.363 3.128 850.486 2.540 693.699
Western 30058 573.225 0.021 1.929 2.985 325.945 2.577 277.400
2011 Total 1340420 9610.300 0.019 7.306 3.587 1905.550 2.886 1387.176
Eastern 50405 96.518 0.017 15.030 4.240 4327.138 3.042 3018.988
Central 52968 208.738 0.018 4.597 3.273 899.447 2.744 759.821
Western 30185 573.225 0.021 2.033 3.198 356.495 2.837 309.585
2012 Total 1347890 9610.300 0.020 7.638 3.831 2043.209 3.165 1504.222
Eastern 50773 96.518 0.018 15.696 4.945 4611.838 3.290 3230.241
Central 53139 208.738 0.018 4.742 3.499 976.448 3.042 853.326
Western 30357 573.225 0.022 2.183 3.442 399.808 3.132 355.967
2013 Total 1355160 9610.300 0.020 8.071 4.122 2178.967 3.466 1623.555
Eastern 51098 96.518 0.018 16.474 4.744 4890.802 3.507 3445.684
Central 53339 208.738 0.019 4.953 3.708 1050.623 3.332 945.499
Western 30531 573.225 0.024 2.448 3.827 445.347 3.518 405.307
2014 Total 1362460 9610.300 0.021 8.416 4.370 2313.813 3.723 1731.190
Eastern 51418 96.518 0.019 17.175 4.980 5173.344 3.713 3642.380
Central 53559.000 208.738 0.019 5.116 3.921 1122.929 3.616 1033.950
Western 30699.000 573.225 0.025 2.588 4.111 486.499 3.803 444.091