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Table 4 Opinions of the exam among village doctors with different qualifications (n = 748)

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

Questions Rural doctors (%) Certified (assistant) physicians (%) Total (%)
The exam impels village doctors to improve medical knowledge level theoretically*
 Yes 93.92 92.66 93.72
 No 6.08 7.34 6.28
Relationship between the exam and the actual health needs in rural areas**
 Very closely 0.95 4.34 3.78
 Closely 39.05 46.98 45.67
 A little closely 39.05 34.72 35.43
 Not closely 20.95 13.96 15.12
  1. *Chi square test, p > 0.05 (two-tailed)
  2. **Fisher exact test, p > 0.05 (two-tailed)