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Table 3 Differences in individual-level characteristics of village doctors’ job satisfaction (N=1221)

From: Determinants of village doctors’ job satisfaction under China’s health sector reform: a cross-sectional mixed methods study

Variables Low satisfaction (%) High satisfaction (%) P valuea
Overall 627 (51.4) 594 (48.6)  
Gender    0.504
 Male 480 (51.9) 445 (48.1)  
 Female 147 (49.7) 149 (50.3)  
Age (years)    <0.001
 20–39 211 (59.3) 145 (40.7)  
 40–59 343 (52.5) 310 (47.5)  
 60 + 73 (34.4) 139 (65.6)  
Education    <0.001
 ≤Junior high school 43 (28.1) 110 (71.9)  
 Secondary school 443 (53.6) 384 (46.4)  
 >Secondary school 141 (58.5) 100 (41.5)  
Average monthly income (CNY)    0.158
 Low 208 (50.5) 204 (49.5)  
 Ordinary 221 (55.1) 180 (44.9)  
 High 198 (48.5) 210 (51.5)  
Pension plan    0.648
 None 156 (49.4) 160 (50.6)  
 NRPP 428 (51.8) 398 (48.2)  
 Others 43 (54.4) 36 (45.6)  
Workload    <0.001
 Low 261 (39.7) 396 (60.3)  
 High 366 (64.9) 198 (35.1)  
Integrated Management    <0.313
 Low 302 (52.9) 269 (47.1)  
 High 325 (50.0) 325 (50.0)  
  1. a P value by chi-square test