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Table 3 Percentage of village doctors with different qualification

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

Variable N Percentage of qualifications (%) chi-square testb
Certified (assistant) physicians Rural doctors Village health workers
Total (n = 837)a 837 14.93 84.35 0.72  
Age group (n = 828)a < 0.001
 20–39 years 213 28.64 69.01 2.35
 40–49 years 191 8.90 91.10 0.00
 50–59 years 252 7.93 92.06 0.01
 60- years 172 15.11 84.30 0.59
Education (n = 835)a
 College or higher 79 51.90 48.10 0.00 < 0.001
 Medical vocational school 364 12.64 85.99 1.37
 High school 167 9.58 89.82 0.60
 Middle and primary school 225 9.78 90.22 0.00
Working Years (n = 820)a  
 0–9 years 32 34.38 62.50 3.13 < 0.001
 10–19 years 256 21.48 76.95 1.56
 20–29 years 150 6.67 93.33 0.00
 30–39 years 228 11.40 88.16 0.44
 40- years 154 13.64 86.36 0.00
Participated in training
 Yes 384 14.06 84.64 1.30 0.624
 No 312 15.38 83.65 0.96
  1. aNumbers of actual responses
  2. bFactors for qualifications were evaluated by chi-square test, combining the percentage of rural doctors and that of village health workers