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Table 3 Evaluation of preparation and readiness stage by levels and regions: 2002 and 2012 (differences in means)

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

Indicators 2002 2012 Growth (%) p-value
n Mean n Mean
1.3 Personnel 475 15 623 31 106.7 < 0.0001
 Provincial 26 28 30 92 228.6 < 0.0001
 Municipal 102 22 134 47 113.6 < 0.0001
 County 347 12 459 22 83.3 < 0.0001
 East 124 14 125 35 150 < 0.0001
 Central 254 15 252 31 106.7 < 0.0001
 West 254 16 246 29 81.3 < 0.0001
1.4 Emergency stockpile 632 16.7 601 41.2 146.7 < 0.0001
 Provincial 29 36.7 30 74.2 102.2 < 0.0001
 Municipal 135 20.7 127 56.8 174.4 < 0.0001
 County 468 14.3 444 34.5 141.3 < 0.0001
 East 124 22.7 121 56.7 149.8 < 0.0001
 Central 254 18.2 249 42.5 133.5 < 0.0001
 West 254 12.2 231 31.7 159.8 < 0.0001
2.2 Length of response training 415 9.7 620 14.6 50.5 0.6060
 Provincial 20 25.0 30 44.3 77.2 0.0060
 Municipal 84 8.7 132 21.1 142.5 0.1600
 County 311 9.0 458 10.8 20.0 0.3290
 East 111 7.1 123 14.8 108.5 0.3360
 Central 155 11.8 253 15.3 29.7 0.0010
 West 149 9.2 244 13.9 51.1 0.1770
2.3 Times of Emergency exercise 318 2.3 619 2.2 −4.3 < 0.0001
 Provincial 16 1.1 30 1.5 36.4 < 0.0001
 Municipal 63 2.1 133 1.7 −19.0 < 0.0001
 County 239 2.5 456 2.4 −4.0 < 0.0001
 East 107 1.4 124 1.8 28.6 0.0090
 Central 112 2.9 252 2.1 −27.6 < 0.0001
 West 99 2.9 243 2.7 −6.9 0.0200