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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the dependent and independent variables

From: Role of information and communication networks in malaria survival

Variable Definition Obs. Mean Std dev. Min Max
Malaria death ratio Log of the odds of malaria death ratio 450 0.0029 0.0063 0.00001 0.083
Telephone Log of the number of telephone main lines per 1,000 people 4910 3.81 1.87 -2.12 6.97
TV Log of the number of TV sets per 1,000 people 4293 4.43 1.73 -2.97 6.99
GDP Log of per capita GDP (in constant 2,000 PPP $) 4092 8.43 1.10 6.13 11.06
Urban Urban population (% of total) 8175 47.49 25.35 2.21 100
External resources for health External resources for health (% of total expend. on health) 813 8.45 12.44 0 67.1
Out of pocket health Expenditure Out-of-pocket health expend.(% of pvt. expend. on health) 834 82.05 21.59 7 100
Public health expend. Public health expend. (as % of GDP) 832 3.58 1.88 0.25 9.73
Immunization DPT immunization (% of children 12–23 months) 3550 73.85 25.27 1 99