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Table 5 Education levels of women and children’s health workers

From: China’s human resources for maternal and child health: a national sampling survey

   Education level(women’s health) (%) Education level(children’s health) (%)
Area Type of MCH-related institutions Master and above Bachelor Associate degree High school and lower Master and above Bachelor Associate degree High school and below
East General hospital 3.7 35.0 33.7 27.7 6.6 41.1 29.8 22.5
Specialized MCH institution 3.5 38.4 27.8 30.3 2.3 35.4 31.7 30.6
Township health center/Community health center 0.2 17.6 42.2 40.0 0.3 20.1 41.6 38.0
Family planning service station 0.0 26.4 31.0 42.6 0.0 0.0 50.0 50.0
Others 3.0 45.1 23.9 28.0 0.0 65.5 19.6 14.9
subtotal 2.3 29.1 35.7 32.9 3.4 31.8 34.8 30.0
Central General hospital 2.0 29.4 43.1 25.5 1.5 36.3 40.3 21.9
Specialized MCH institution 0.1 23.7 41.2 35.0 0.2 28.5 45.5 25.8
Township health center/Community health center 0.0 7.2 45.1 47.7 0.0 8.6 48.1 43.3
Family planning service station 0.0 12.0 54.2 33.9 0.0 0.0 60.0 40.0
Others 0.0 12.5 42.5 45.0 0.0 10.3 44.8 44.8
subtotal 0.6 17.5 44.0 37.8 0.5 20.3 45.4 33.8
West General hospital 3.7 32.9 45.7 17.8 4.6 35.8 44.7 14.9
Specialized MCH institution 0.2 20.0 48.9 30.9 0.2 27.8 46.7 25.3
Township health center/Community health center 0.0 13.5 50.0 36.6 0.0 13.8 49.5 36.8
Family planning service station 0.0 22.3 41.7 35.9 0.0 37.5 62.5 0.0
Others 0.0 6.3 68.8 25.0 0.0 22.2 44.4 33.3
Subtotal 2.0 24.9 47.4 25.7 2.8 28.6 46.3 22.3
Total General hospital 3.2 32.7 40.9 23.1 4.6 37.4 39.5 18.4
Specialized MCH institution 1.4 28.2 38.1 32.4 0.9 30.4 41.6 27.1
Township health center/Community health center 0.1 12.3 45.4 42.3 0.1 13.6 46.5 39.8
Family planning service station 0.0 16.2 48.5 35.3 0.0 17.6 58.8 23.5
Others 0.9 21.0 42.2 35.9 0.0 26.2 39.1 34.7
Total 1.6 23.7 42.3 32.3 2.3 27.0 42.6 28.2
  1. Abbreviation: MCH maternal and child health