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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the LHWs interviewed (n = 70)

From: Competency building for lay health workers is an intangible force driving basic public health services in Southwest China

Characteristics Leaders Frontline LHWs
Gender
 Male 6 12
 female 10 42
Age
  < 30 0 20
 30–40 9 29
  > 40 7 5
Year of working
  < 1 0 8
 1–3 4 25
  ≥ 3 12 21
PHC sector
 CHCs 8 29
 THCs 8 25
  1. Notes: LHWs refer to lay health workers; PHC refers to primary health care; CHCs refer to community health centres; THCs refer to township hospital centres
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