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Table 2 Evaluation of preparation and readiness stage by levels and regions: 2002 and 2012 (differences in proportions)

From: The public health emergency management system in China: trends from 2002 to 2012

Indicators 2002 2012 Growth (%) p-value
n % n %
1.1 Organization
 % of establishing emergency response office 632 61.6 644 95.0 54.2 0.5110
  Provincial 29 64.3 31 96.8 50.5 0.0310
  Municipal 135 56.3 138 96.4 71.2 0.0080
  County 468 51.1 475 94.5 84.9 0.1560
  East 124 55.6 129 93.0 67.3 0.1040
  Central 254 54.7 255 97.6 78.4 0.6910
  West 254 49.4 260 93.5 89.3 0.5860
 % of forming leadership group 632 47.9 644 95.7 99.8 < 0.0001
  Provincial 29 78.6 31 96.8 23.2 0.0210
  Municipal 135 47.4 138 97.1 104.9 < 0.0001
  County 468 46.2 475 95.2 106.1 < 0.0001
  East 124 53.2 129 93.8 76.3 < 0.0001
  Central 254 50.0 255 97.3 94.6 < 0.0001
  West 254 43.1 260 95.0 120.4 < 0.0001
 % of forming expert panel 632 78.6 644 96.8 23.2 < 0.0001
  Provincial 29 82.1 31 93.5 13.9 0.1090
  Municipal 135 38.5 138 96.4 150.4 < 0.0001
  County 468 30.6 475 84.0 174.5 < 0.0001
  East 124 37.9 129 89.1 135.1 < 0.0001
  Central 254 39.0 255 92.2 136.4 < 0.0001
  West 254 28.5 260 81.2 184.9 < 0.0001
1.2 Mechanism       < 0.0001
 % of building information sharing mechanism 632 48.0 644 92.9 93.5 < 0.0001
  Provincial 29 67.9 31 93.5 37.7 0.0060
  Municipal 135 48.9 138 96.4 97.1 < 0.0001
  County 468 46.6 475 91.8 97.0 < 0.0001
  East 124 52.4 129 92.2 76.0 < 0.0001
  Central 254 46.9 255 96.1 104.9 < 0.0001
  West 254 47.0 260 90.0 91.5 < 0.0001
 % of building on-site treatment mechanism 632 49.1 644 93.0 89.4 < 0.0001
  Provincial 29 79.3 31 93.5 17.9 0.1090
  Municipal 135 48.1 138 95.7 99.0 < 0.0001
  County 468 47.4 475 92.2 94.5 < 0.0001
  East 124 54.8 129 91.5 67.0 < 0.0001
  Central 254 46.9 255 95.7 104.1 < 0.0001
  West 254 48.4 260 91.2 88.4 < 0.0001
 % of building response material deployment mechanism 632 39.6 644 90.1 127.5 < 0.0001
  Provincial 29 67.9 31 90.3 33.0 0.0350
  Municipal 135 39.3 138 95.7 143.5 < 0.0001
  County 468 38.0 475 88.4 132.6 < 0.0001
  East 124 45.2 129 91.5 102.4 < 0.0001
  Central 254 40.2 255 93.3 132.1 < 0.0001
  West 254 36.4 260 86.2 136.8 < 0.0001
2.1 Emergency plan
 % of making emergency plans 632 40.6 644 89.9 121.4 < 0.0001
  Provincial 29 42.9 31 93.5 117.9 < 0.0001
  Municipal 135 38.5 138 89.1 131.4 < 0.0001
  County 468 41.0 475 89.9 119.3 < 0.0001
  East 124 35.5 129 86.0 142.3 < 0.0001
  Central 254 46.1 255 92.5 100.7 < 0.0001
  West 254 37.5 260 89.2 137.9 < 0.0001
2.4 Disease surveillance frequency 560 614
 Per day 16 2.9 29 4.7 62.1 0.0400
 Per week 14 2.5 141 23.0 820.0 < 0.0001
 Per ten days 71 12.7 10 1.6 −87.4 < 0.0001
 Per month 324 58.0 391 63.7 9.8 < 0.0001
 Per quarter 71 12.7 26 4.2 −66.9 < 0.0001
 Per year 63 11.3 17 2.8 −75.2 < 0.0001