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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of doctors (n = 495)

From: Job satisfaction of certified primary care physicians in rural Shandong Province, China: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Category No. (%)
Gender Male 310 (62.6)
Female 185 (37.4)
Age Younger than 25 16 (3.2)
26–35 159 (32.1)
36–45 260 (52.5)
Over 46 60 (12.2)
Marital status Not married 40 (8.1)
Married 455 (91.9)
Educational background Technical school graduate 25 (5.0)
Junior college graduate 132 (26.7)
University graduate 306 (61.8)
Recipient of a master’s degree 32 (6.5)
Technical title Medical Assistant 47 (9.5)
Resident Physician 132 (26.7)
Attending Physician 253 (51.1)
Associate Chief Physician 57 (11.5)
Chief Physician 6 (1.2)
Monthly salary (CNY) Less than 2000 36 (7.4)
2001–3000 163 (32.9)
3001–4000 207 (41.8)
4001–5000 69 (13.9)
Over 5001 20 (4.0)
Form of employment Temporary/casual 66 (13.3)
Permanent full-time 429 (86.7)
Years of service Fewer than 5 103 (20.8)
6–10 88 (17.8)
11–15 77 (15.6)
16–20 138 (27.9)
21–25 59 (11.9)
More than 26 30 (6.0)
Hospital category TH 291 (58.8)
CH 204 (41.2)
Hospital grade Grade I hospital 282 (57.0)
Grade II hospital 213 (43.0)