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Table 3 Decomposition of inter-county inequality (n = 2712) by province 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-province inequalityBetween-province inequalityWithin-province inequality
(% of overall)b
Between-province inequality
(% of overall)b
StaffTheil T0.06550.04890.016874.4%25.6%
Gini0.2948    
Health professionalsTheil T0.07020.05420.016077.2%22.8%
Gini0.3038    
Field
epidemiological investigators
Theil T0.10880.08660.022279.6%20.4%
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”