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Table 1 List of explanatory variables

From: The role of socioeconomic and climatic factors in the spatio-temporal variation of human rabies in China

Category Description of dataset Abbreviation Unit Data source
Environmental variables digital elevation DEM m USGS
digital slope SLOPE degree USGS
Average temperature AT °C MODIS
Human population density 2000 POPDENS p/km2 National Statistics Bureau
Socioeconomic variables Human population density 2005 POPDENS p/km2 National Statistics Bureau
Human population density 2010 POPDENS p/km2 National Statistics Bureau
Ratio of illiteracy ROI p/million National Statistics Bureau of China
Ratio of middle school and above RMS p/million National Statistics Bureau of China
Yearly GDP GDP 104RMB National Statistics Bureau of China
Yearly per Capita GDP PCGDP 104RMB National Statistics Bureau of China
Distance to road network DTRN km National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation
Transportation variables Distance to city center DTCC km National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation
Distance to county center DTCNC km National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation
Distance to nearest hospital DTHSP km China’s Health and Family Planning Commission
Epidemiologic variables Distance to nearest clinic DTCLC km China’s Health and Family Planning Commission
Minimum spatio-temporal distance to nearest case MSTDNC Km/day China CDC Rabies Surveillance data
Minimum spatial distance to nearest case MSDNC km China CDC Rabies Surveillance data
Minimum temporal distance to nearest case MTDNC day China CDC Rabies Surveillance data