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Table 2 Decomposition of inter-county inequality (n = 2712) by region for three categories of PHWs in China, 2012a

From: Measuring inequalities in the public health workforce at county-level Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in China

Workforce categoryInequality measureOverall inter-county inequalityWithin- region inequalityBetween- region inequalityWithin- region inequality (% of overall)bBetween- region inequality (% of overall)c
StaffTheil T0.06550.06490.000898.9%1.1%
Gini0.2948    
Health professionalsTheil T0.07020.06920.001098.5%1.5%
Gini0.3038    
Field epidemiological investigatorsTheil T0.10880.10840.000599.5%0.5%
Gini0.3788    
  1. Abbreviation: PHW, public health workforce
  2. a Data source: National cross-sectional survey of the CDC system for 2012, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Ministry of Health. County number is 2712 because missing data
  3. b Within-region inequality (% of overall) is the ratio of “within-region inequality” to “overall inter-county inequality”, and between-region inequality (% of overall) is the ratio of “between-region inequality” to “overall inter-county inequality”