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Table 1 Descriptive of the two datasets analyzed for allocation of China’s development assistance for health in Africa

From: Determinants of China’s development assistance for health at the sub-national level of African countries (2006–2015)

  All available countries Subsets of countries with DHSs
Number of countries 50 23
 Eastern Africa 18 10
 Middle Africa 8 2
 Northern Africa 6 1
 Southern Africa 4 2
 Western Africa 14 8
Number of principle subdivisions 670 211
 Eastern Africa 193 92
 Middle Africa 106 21
 Northern Africa 152 7
 Southern Africa 41 23
 Western Africa 178 68
Number of CMTs, Total 82 39
 Eastern Africa 27 18
 Middle Africa 11 3
 Northern Africa 22 6
 Southern Africa 3 2
 Western Africa 19 10
Number of hospitals, Total 35 17
 Eastern Africa 14 8
 Middle Africa 4 1
 Northern Africa 1 0
 Southern Africa 1 1
 Western Africa 15 7
Number of anti-malaria centers, Total 30 17
 Eastern Africa 10 9
 Middle Africa 7 1
 Northern Africa 1 0
 Southern Africa 0 0
 Western Africa 12 7
  1. Abbreviations: DHSs Demographic and Health Surveys, CMTs China medical teams, There are altogether 54 countries in Africa by 2015, and four of them (Swaziland, Sao Tome and Principe, Gambia and Burkina Faso) were excluded in the study because they had no diplomatic relationship with China during this period and therefore would not receive China’s DAH. In these 50 countries, 23 of them conducted DHS and reported the health and social status indicators during 2003–2007. Regions of Africa were divided according to the United Nations Country Grouping