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Table 1 Physician supply and socioeconomic characteristics of study area (mean values), 2003–2013

From: Physician distribution across China’s cities: regional variations

   2003 2013
Region Variable Urban district County-level city Urban district County-level city
Overall   N = 272 N = 368 N = 281 N = 357
Physician density 2.47 1.36 3.20 1.92
High school education or above (%) 21.13 11.50 34.12 21.51
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 1.46 0.95 3.76 3.43
Migrant (%) 21.25 10.43 27.97 16.38
Central   N = 79 N = 88 N = 80 N = 84
Physician density 2.62 1.33 3.57 1.85
High school education or above (%) 21.97 10.84 36.92 22.10
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 1.14 0.67 3.26 3.25
Migrant (%) 19.29 6.66 24.7 10.76
Northeastern   N = 34 N = 56 N = 34 N = 55
Physician density 2.73 1.61 2.87 1.68
High school education or above (%) 24.77 13.09 36.88 19.67
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 1.38 0.81 4.08 3.29
Migrant (%) 19.74 9.43 24.00 12.79
Western   N = 72 N = 80 N = 84 N = 80
Physician density 2.17 1.63 2.91 2.36
High school education or above (%) 17.63 12.84 29.45 23.78
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 1.08 0.90 3.21 3.31
Migrant (%) 17.20 15.15 27.27 21.51
Eastern   N = 87 N = 144 N = 83 N = 138
Physician density 2.48 1.13 3.28 1.81
High school education or above (%) 21.84 10.53 35.01 20.57
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 2.11 1.20 4.59 3.67
Migrant (%) 26.97 10.51 33.46 18.24
  1. Note: All demographic attributes are available from Supplemental Material Table 1. GDP was adjusted by Consumer Price Index