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Table 1 The basic characteristics of the sampling counties

From: Longitudinal study of rural health workforce in five counties in China: research design and baseline description

County GDP per capita (RMB) Financial expenditure (100 million RMB) Population (10 thousand) Rural residents (%) Hospital beds (per 1000 capita) Doctors (per 1000 capita)
Changshua[34] 96,518.0 95.4 106.7 20.2 4.6 2.3
Liyanga[34] 56,784.0 33.5 78.2 19.8 2.9 1.6
Mianzhu [35] 24,533.0 5.9 51.3 74.3 4.9 1.4
Yongchuan [36] 8,191.0 6.0 36.6 43.1 11.9 3.9
Jingning [37] 3,711.0 1.2 46.5 90.4 3.0 1.2
Mean 37,947.4 28.4 63.9 41.7 4.8 2.0
China[38] 29,992.0 - 133,972.0 50.3 3.6 1.8
  1. aBecause of the similarities between Changshu and Liyang, the two counties are combined in this study. GDP, gross domestic product.