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Table 2 Number of village doctors and percentages with different qualifications (2005–2014)a

From: Does exam-targeted training help village doctors pass the certified (assistant) physician exam and improve their practical skills? A cross-sectional analysis of village doctors’ perspectives in Changzhou in Eastern China

Year Total Percentages with different qualifications (%)
Certified (assistant) physicians Rural doctors Nurse Village health workers
2005 1,020,395 10.18 84.69 0.00 5.13
2008 1,127,531 10.61 83.22 2.20 3.97
2009 1,253,705 14.24 79.4 1.93 4.43
2010 1,292,410 13.41 79.84 2.11 4.65
2011 1,350,222 14.31 78.55 2.26 4.88
2012 1,371,592 16.97 74.58 3.23 5.22
2013 1,457,276 19.99 68.93 5.83 5.25
2014 1,460,389 20.84 67.50 6.70 4.96
 Eastern 504,990 22.55 67.40 7.06 2.98
 Central 546,449 22.01 66.21 7.08 4.70
 Western 408,950 17.16 69.33 5.75 7.77
  1. aData are from the “National Health and Family Planning Health Statistic Yearbook (2013–2015).” The percentages in 2014 are listed according to Eastern, Central, and Western China