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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of village doctors working in border areas of Puer, Yunnan (N = 154)

From: Revisiting current “barefoot doctors” in border areas of China: system of services, financial issue and clinical practice prior to introducing integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI)

  n %
Gender   
 Male 86 55.8
 Female 68 44.2
Age (years)   
 20-30 53 34.4
 31-40 63 40.9
 41-50 35 22.7
 51-55 3 1.9
 Median (IQR)* 34.5 (27,40)
Ethnicity   
 Wa 69 44.8
 Hani 28 18.2
 Lahu 21 13.6
 Yi 13 8.4
 Han 12 7.8
 Dai 11 7.1
 Lisu 0 0
 Bulang 0 0
Education background   
 Junior college (3 years after high school) 3 1.9
 Medical health school (3 years after secondary school) 54 35.1
 Secondary technical school (2 years after secondary school) 7 4.5
 High school (11 years) 18 11.7
 Secondary school (8 years) 66 42.9
 Primary school (5 years) 6 3.9
Employment duration (years)   
 Median (IQR) * 9.8 (5, 15)
  1. * IQR: Inter quartile range.