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Table 4 Age and sex distribution of public health personnel by cadre. 2011

From: Cameroon public health sector: shortage and inequalities in geographic distribution of health personnel

Age group (years) 10-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total cadre (%)
F&(M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M
Physicians 0 0 162 (0.64) 133 (0.53) 211 (0.85) 312 (1.25) 123 (0.49) 296 (1.19) 52 (0.21) 118 (0.47) 6 (0.02) 18 (0.36) 554 (2.23) 878 (3.52)
Nurses 35 (0.14) 14 (0.06) 1628 (6.52) 705 (2.83) 3289 (13.18) 1523 (6.10) 2662 (10.67) 1870 (7.49) 545 (2.18) 784 (3.14) 10 (0.04) 16 (0.06) 8169 (32.73) 4912 (19.68)
Paramedics 4 (0.02) 7 (0.3) 335 (1.34) 245 (0.98) 608 (2.44) 478 (1.92) 426 (1.71) 580 (2.32) 153 (0.61) 285 (1.14) 1 (0.00) 3 (0.01) 1527 (6.12) 1598 (6.40)
Pharmacist 0 0 (0.00) 5 (0.02) 1 (0.00) 11 (0.04) 3 (0.01) 13 (0.05) 14 (0.06) 3 (0.01) 5 (0.02) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 32 (0.13) 23 (0.09)
Administra-tion 3 (0.01) 1 (.0.01) 134 (0.54) 152 (0.61) 234 (0.94) 327 (1.31) 119 (0.48) 161 (0.65) 34 (0.14) 81 (0.34) 0 (0.00) 4 (0.02) 524 (2.10) 726 (2.91)
Social Assistant agents 7 (0.03) 4 (0.02) 42 (0.17) 48 (0.91) 117 (0.47) 81 (0.32) 58 (0.23) 45 (0.18) 15 (0.06) 18 (0.07) 2 (0.01) 13 (0.05) 241 (1.01) 209 (0.84)
Community pharmacist 12 (0.05) 5 (0.02) 131 (0.53) 58 (0.23) 222 (0.89) 161 (0.65) 147 (0.59) 106 (0.42) 35 (0.14) 16 (0.06) 2 (0.01) 5 (0.02) 549 (2.20) 351 (1.43)
support staff 29 (0.12) 24 (0.10) 493 (1.98) 362 (1.45) 800 (3.21) 762 (3.05) 731 (2.93) 731 (2.93) 245 (0.98) 337 (1.35) 15 (0.06) 135 (0.54) 2313 (9.27) 2349 (9.41)
Total (%) 90 (0.36) 55 (0.22) 2930 (11.74) 1704 (6.82) 5492 (22.00) 3647 (14.61) 4279 (17.15) 3802 (15.24) 1082 (4.34) 1644 (6.59) 36 (0.14) 194 (0.78) 13909 (55.74) 11046 (44.26)
  1. *F=Female; M=Male
  2. Source: Data from the Ministry of Public Health.2011