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Table 3 Institutional distribution of MCH workers in the three regions

From: China’s human resources for maternal and child health: a national sampling survey

   Type of MCH institutions (n(%))
Region Number of MCH human resources (n) General hospital Specialized MCH institution Township health center Community health center Family planning service station Others
East 296225 162509(54.9) 74841(25.3) 41374(14.0) 15820(5.3) 727(0.2) 956(0.3)
Central 256426 103947(40.5) 69611(27.1) 64345(25.1) 10724(4.2) 7205(2.8) 594(0.2)
West 226614 113604(50.1) 63292(27.9) 36551(16.1) 10167(4.5) 2530(1.1) 470(0.2)
Total 779265 380059(48.8) 207744(26.7) 142270(18.3) 36710(4.7) 10462(1.3) 2020(0.3)
  1. Abbreviation: MCH maternal and child health