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Table 2 Definition and descriptive statistics of control variables

From: Estimating the spatial correlation and convergence of China's healthcare resources allocation: evidence from the Yangtze River Delta Region

Variable Variable definition Maximum value Minimum value Mean standard deviation
SIZE Regional resident population (10,000 people) 2428.1 72.0 528.3 369.0
GDP GDP per capita (yuan) 180,000.0 5515.0 57,950.5 35,919.3
UR Proportion of urban population (%) 89.6 29.0 58.1 12.8
GFC Local budgetary expenditure/GDP (%) 35.7 5.7 15.4 6.2
GFS Local budgetary revenue/expenditure (%) 116.7 19.4 64.5 23.7
  1. Source: Urban Statistical Yearbook of China from 2006 to 2020, Statistical Communique of the People's Republic of China on the National Economic and Social Development from 2006 to 2020, and China Fiscal Yearbook from 2006 to 2020