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Table 2 Physician supply and socioeconomic characteristics of urban agglomerations (mean values), 2003–2013

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

U.A. Characteristic 2003 2013
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei U.A.   N = 11 N = 13
Physician density 3.30 4.15
High school education or above (%) 26.08 45.68
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 1.61 4.62
Migrant (%) 23.45 32.18
Yangtze River Delta U.A.   N = 26 N = 24
Physician density 2.54 3.04
High school education or above (%) 23.50 33.55
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 2.97 5.37
Migrant (%) 26.25 33.62
Pearl River Delta U.A.   N = 8 N = 8
Physician density 2.45 2.64
High school education or above (%) 24.43 38.05
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 2.44 5.99
Migrant (%) 55.73 55.51
Chengdu-Chongqing U.A.   N = 14 N = 15
Physician density 1.68 2.44
High school education or above (%) 12.06 25.45
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 0.69 2.77
Migrant (%) 11.93 20.45
Areas not in any U.A.   N = 581 N = 578
Physician density 1.77 2.42
High school education or above (%) 15.00 26.27
GDP per capita (10,000 CNY) 1.07 3.47
Migrant (%) 13.88 20.29
  1. Note: U. A. represents urban agglomeration. All demographic attributes are available from Supplemental Material Table 2. GDP was adjusted by Consumer Price Index