Dependent variables

inci_pc 
Number of foodborne incidents per capita 
2.21E06 
2.92E06 
pa_pc 
Number of foodborne patients per capita 
1.95E05 
1.86E05 
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) Productionside

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 