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Table 2 Socio economic characteristics of sites representing different strata in the DSP (Rural 1 best off; Rural 4 worst off)

From: Mortality registration and surveillance in China: History, current situation and challenges

Socioeconomic characteristic Urban Rural 1 Rural 2 Rural 3 Rural 4
Average GDP* (Million RMB per site) 5098 5108 2602 2054 552
Average literacy rate (%) 91.6 79.5 80.6 78.5 60.5
Average dependency ratio(%) 32.6 44.2 48.4 50.1 57.8
Average Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 9.9 15.8 26.5 42.6 67.8
  1. Source: Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 2004, based on data from the 2000 Census
  2. * GDP derived from 1982 Census data on county specific gross agricultural and industrial products. The GDP for each strata was calculated as an average of GDPs for it constituent counties.