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Table 3 Human resource for BPHS in PHC sectors in study places

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

Characteristics Total Rural/urban Quality of PHC Region
Urban Rural developed less developed Chongqing Guizhou
Gender
 Male 32 (16.2) 11 (10.6) 21 (22.3) 22 (21.8) 10 (10.3) 16 (16.3) 16 (16.0)
 Female 166 (83.8) 93 (89.4) 73 (77.7)* 79 (78.2) 87 (89.7)* 82 (83.7) 84 (84.0)
Age
 <25 48 (24.2) 18 (17.3) 30 (31.9) 25 (24.8) 23 (23.7) 20 (20.4) 28 (28.0)
 25–34 77 (38.9) 45 (43.3) 32 (34.0) 39 (38.6) 38 (39.2) 49 (50.0) 28 (28.0)
 35–44 47 (23.7) 24 (23.1) 23 (24.5) 20 (19.8) 27 (27.8) 16 (16.3) 31 (31.0)
 45–54 20 (10.1) 11 (10.6) 9 (9.6) 13 (12.9) 7 (7.2) 8 (8.2) 12 (12.0)
 55- 6 (3.0) 6 (5.8) 0 (0.0)* 4 (4.0) 2 (2.1) 5 (5.1) 1 (1.0)*
Education
 Undergraduate 41 (20.7) 20 (19.2) 21 (22.3) 29 (28.7) 12 (12.4) 31 (31.6) 10 (10.0)
 College 91 (46.0) 54 (51.9) 37 (39.4) 45 (44.6) 46 (47.4) 55 (56.1) 36 (36.0)
 Technical Secondary School 63 (31.8) 30 (28.8) 33 (35.1) 24 (23.8) 39 (40.2) 12 (12.2) 51 (51.0)
 High School and below 3 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 3 (3.2) 3 (3.0) 0 (0.0)* 0 (0.0) 3 (3.0)*
Major
 Clinic 48 (24.7) 25 (24.8) 23 (24.7) 30 (29.7) 18 (19.4) 21 (22.1) 27 (27.3)
 Medical Technician 9 (4.6) 5 (5.0) 4 (4.3) 5 (5.0) 4 (4.3) 5 (5.1) 4 (4.0)
 Public Health 13 (6.7) 4 (4.0) 9 (9.7) 6 (5.9) 7 (7.5) 3 (5.3) 10 (10.1)
 Health Service Management 6 (3.1) 4 (4.0) 2 (2.2) 6 (5.9) 0 (0.0) 4 (4.2) 2 (2.0)
 Nursing 96 (49.5) 53 (52.5) 43 (46.2) 39 (38.6) 57 (61.3) 51 (53.7) 45 (45.5)
 Other 22 (11.3) 10 (9.9) 12 (12.9) 15 (14.9) 7 (7.5)* 11 (11.6) 11 (11.1)
Professional Title
 Associate Senior 4 (2.0) 1 (1.0) 3 (3.2) 1 (1.0) 3 (3.1) 4 (4.1) 0 (0.0)
 Attending Doctor 20 (10.1) 12 (11.5) 8 (8.5) 12 (11.9) 8 (8.2) 11 (11.2) 9 (9.0)
 Junior 113 (57.1) 71 (68.3) 42 (44.7) 66 (65.3) 47 (48.5) 61 (62.2) 52 (52.0)
 No 61 (30.8) 20 (19.2) 41 (43.6)* 22 (21.8) 39 (40.2)* 22 (22.4) 39 (39.0)*
  1. Notes: BPHS refers to basic public health services; PHC refers to primary health care; *means P<0.05
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