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Table 1 Definition of variables

From: Study of influential factors of provincial health expenditure -analysis of panel data after the 2009 healthcare reform in China

Factors Variables Expected sign
Economic factors Gross domestic product per capita (GDP per capita)(USD) +
THE as a share of GDP (THE/GDP) (%) +
Financial protection factor Out-of-pocket payments as a percentage of THE (OOP/THE) (%)
Demographic factors The proportion of the population aged 65 and over (POP65) (%) +
Epidemiological factors Mortality (MOR) (‰)
The incidence of infectious diseases (DIS) (‰) +
Health provision The number of beds per 10,000 population (BEDS) (sheet) +