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Table 1 Median availability of 30 essential medicines in China from 2011 to 2016

From: A survey of availability, price and affordability of essential medicines from 2011 to 2016 in Chinese secondary and tertiary hospitals

Year Nationwide (%) Eastern (%) Middle (%) Western (%) P
Availability Product specific Δ availability Availability Product specific Δ availability Availability Product specific Δ availability Availability Product specific Δ availability
2011 46.0   55.4   41.4   44.9   0.000
2012 53.7 3.6* 60.1 4.7* 44.5 5.1* 47.3 3.5* 0.000
2013 48.4 −3.8* 58.1 −1.4* 41.8 −4.9* 42.5 −3.2* 0.000
2014 43.3 −2.7* 49.0 −4.5* 38.4 −4.5* 38.3 −1.4* 0.000
2015 50.5 4.6* 60.1 3.2* 47.7 5.6* 49.8 7.7* 0.000
2016 43.7 −5.2* 54.0 −5.6* 40.5 −3.6* 42.2 −6.8* 0.000
  1. *P < 0.05
  2. Product specific Δ availability: first calculated the differences of availability of each product between adjacent years and then chose the median value of these differences as Product specific Δ availability