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Table 3 Characteristics of the physicians followed up in 2016

From: The salary of physicians in Chinese public tertiary hospitals: a national cross-sectional and follow-up study

Item Number Percent
Gender
 Male 1080 43.2
 Female 1418 56.8
Region
 East 909 36.4
 Central 566 22.7
 West 1023 41.0
Age, years
  ≤ 30 448 17.9
 31–40 1300 52.0
 41–50 566 22.7
  ≥ 51 184 7.4
Years in practice
  < 10 1398 56.0
 10–19 674 27.0
  ≥ 20 426 17.1
Education
 Bachelor’s degree and below 806 32.3
 Master’s 1267 50.7
 Doctorate 425 17.0
Technical title
 Resident 644 25.8
 Attending 998 40.0
 Associate chief 538 21.5
 Chief 318 12.7
Management position
 Yes 420 16.8
 No 2078 83.2
Specialty
 Internal medicine 568 22.7
 Surgery 408 16.3
 Obstetrics 425 17.0
 Paediatrics 110 4.4
 Emergency medicine 80 3.2
 Traditional Chinese medicine 263 10.5
 Otolaryngology 125 5.0
 Anaesthesiology 109 4.4
 Ophthalmology 63 2.5
 Stomatology 54 2.2
 Other 293 11.7
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