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Table 6 Education levels of women and children’s health workers of different institutions in the three regions

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

   Education level(women’s health) (%) Education level(children’s health) (%)
Area Location level of MCH-related institutions Master and above Bachelor Associate degree High school and lower Master and above Bachelor Associate degree High school and below
East Province level 16.4 44.5 17.1 21.9 14.8 38.5 27.1 19.6
Prefectural level 4.5 41.9 28.3 25.3 10.9 42.1 29.9 17.2
County level 2.4 35.2 32.9 29.5 1.3 39.3 31.7 27.8
Township level 0.2 17.7 42.3 39.8 0.3 21.0 40.9 37.7
Subtotal 2.2 29.0 35.7 33.1 3.4 31.7 34.9 30.0
Central Province level 33.9 46.4 14.3 5.4 40.0 40.0 16.0 4.0
Prefectural level 2.5 41.3 36.6 19.5 1.5 45.1 35.2 18.3
County level 0.2 21.9 45.5 32.4 0.1 27.4 46.9 25.6
Township level 0.0 7.6 44.9 47.5 0.0 9.1 47.6 43.3
Subtotal 0.6 17.6 44.0 37.8 0.5 20.3 45.4 33.8
West Province level 7.2 37.3 43.4 12.1 6.2 39.5 44.8 9.5
Prefectural level 3.3 38.2 43.0 15.5 5.1 34.9 44.3 15.8
County level 0.4 22.3 50.0 27.2 0.2 30.0 47.4 22.5
Township level 0.2 13.3 49.4 37.1 0.1 13.8 48.6 37.5
Subtotal 2.0 24.9 47.4 25.7 2.8 28.6 46.3 22.3
Total Province level 9.9 39.0 37.5 13.6 9.5 39.2 38.7 12.6
Prefectural level 3.3 40.1 37.5 19.1 5.0 38.3 40.1 16.6
County level 1.1 27.1 41.8 29.9 0.6 32.6 41.3 25.5
Township level 0.1 12.5 45.1 42.3 0.1 14.1 45.8 39.9
Total 1.6 23.7 42.3 32.4 2.2 27.0 42.6 28.2
  1. Abbreviation: MCH maternal and child health