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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of variables, 2003–07

From: The convergence of Chinese county government health expenditures: capitation and contribution

Variable 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
n = 1941 Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
GHE per capita 36.1952 40.8757 45.4861 57.7739 86.4012
(37.8421) (80.6142) (58.6031) (58.0162) (78.8955)
General revenue per capita 339.3767 408.3899 486.4796 572.7846 666.5741
(440.2193) (770.6048) (815.8008) (887.2564) (1039.1240)
Grants to county government per capita 514.1106 624.0676 728.7735 862.1478 1002.1680
(568.4750) (923.0494) (1251.0640) (1020.3660) (1240.1550)
Transfer to superior government per capita 69.6369 77.1887 90.9634 101.5136 107.4491
(153.2010) (213.9685) (277.5415) (365.3951) (408.1884)
Ratio of non-agriculture population 0.2868 0.2989 0.3069 0.3106 0.3133
(0.2620) (0.2895) (0.3054) (0.2755) (0.2746)
Population density 906.0498 935.8068 932.6604 940.5806 951.6450
(2830.4420) (3043.4190) (2915.0320) (2899.6320) (2925.2370)
Sex ratio 0.4837 0.4839 0.4839 0.4842 0.4844
(0.0108) (0.0108) (0.0107) (0.0108) (0.0109)