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Table 1 Baseline demographic and socio economic information for two counties in Anhui province

From: Impact of alternative reimbursement strategies in the new cooperative medical scheme on caesarean delivery rates: a mixed-method study in rural China

Indicators FC county XC county
Population and economic   
Total population* 462,244 842,265
Reproductive age women:15–49 years (percent of total) 121,483 (26.3) 220,187 (26.1)
Average GDP (yuan)# 11678 10265
Average income per capita (yuan)# 5338 3926
Facilities and staff   
Number of hospitals 23 44
Number of hospitals able to provide CD 11 43
Population served per hospital able to provide CD 42,022 19,588
Number of general medical doctors 360 513
Number of obstetricians 82 95
Obstetricians per 1000 women of reproductive age 0.67 0.43
Number of midwives 29 56
Midwives per 1000 women of reproductive age 0.24 0.25
  1. Source: FC county health bureau and XC county health bureau.
  2. * FC county statistics bureau and XC county statistics board.
  3. # The average exchange rate (Yuan per US Dollar) in 2006 was 7.973, 2010 rate is 6.830, calculated based on period average published on website of the People’s Bank of China (http://www.pbc.gov.cn/).