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Table 2 The Pearson correlation coefficients of socio-economic variables in 181 counties of Sichuan province, 2006 to 2015

From: Spatio-temporal analysis of socio-economic characteristics for pulmonary tuberculosis in Sichuan province of China, 2006–2015

  The proportion of age sex ratio (male to female) local government finance expenditure for public health (1000 CNY)* PD (Population/km2) education year (Year) annual employment rate (Persons/household register) NBMI per 1000 personsa NMW per 1000 personsa
PGDP (1000 CNY)a 0.49 −0.16 0.55 0.44 0.70 0.10 0.44 0.53
the proportion of age   −0.39 0.52 0.54 0.50 0.02b 0.10 0.10
sex ratio (male to female)   1 −0.11 −0.25 − 0.15 −0.03b − 0.14 −0.18
local government finance expenditure for public health (1000 CNY)a    1 0.47 0.52 0.10 0.11 0.10
PD (Population/km2)     1 0.69 0.02 b 0.26 0.32
education year (Year)      1 0.08 0.48 0.59
annual employment rate (Persons/household register)       1 0.15 0.14
NBMI per 1000 personsa        1 0.90
  1. PGDP Per gross domestic product, PD Population density, NBMI Number of beds in medical institutions, NMW Medical personnel per 1000 persons
  2. aThe Log-transformed was used and the distributions were not normally distributed
  3. bP > 0.05