Variable Definition Mean Std. Dev.
Dependent variables
inci_pc Number of foodborne incidents per capita 2.21E-06 2.92E-06
pa_pc Number of foodborne patients per capita 1.95E-05 1.86E-05
Independent Variables
(1) Media exposure
1. lnewsp_pc Log of newspaper printed copies per capita 312.34 48.85
2. lBBS_pc Log of broadband subscribers of internet per capita -109.34 54.91
(2) Economic development
3. urbanization urban population as a percent of Total Population, % 56.13 13.25
4. lRGRP_pc Log of Real Gross Regional Product per capita, yuan/person 1076.03 43.06
5. PrimaryShare Gross (nominal) Regional Product, Primary Industry's Share, % 9.85 5.03
6. lRGovhealth_pc Log of real government expenditure for medical and health care, family planning per capita 672.03 40.00
7. lWater_pc Log of number of residents with access to tap water per capita -115.54 42.34
(3) Production-side
8. lPPICFerti Log of producer price index for chemical fertilizer (base year=2003) 462.43 5.97
9. lPPIPesti Log of producer price index for pesticide (base year=2003) 462.17 2.06
10. lIA_pc Log of irrigated area of cultivated land in hectares per capita -320.58 70.28
11. lCCFerti_pc Log of consumption of chemical fertilizer in tons per capita -337.25 73.02
(4) Urban vs Rural Divide
12. lTVur Log of color TV per 100 urban households 479.30 14.79
13. lTVru Log of color TV per 100 rural households 475.39 12.06
14. lFridgeUr Log of number of fridges per 100 urban households 455.83 5.71
15. lFridgeRu Log of number of fridges per 100 rural households 436.31 24.64
16. lRfoodCur_gen Log of real per capita annual consumption expenditure on food of urban households, yuan 870.24 22.94
17. lRfoodCru_gen Log of real per capita annual consumption expenditure on food of rural households, yuan 794.45 33.09
18. lRincomepc_ur Log of per capita real annual (disposable) income of urban households, yuan 1022.70 29.01
19. lRincomepc_ru Log of per capita real annual (net) income of rural households, yuan 924.94 39.58