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Table 3 A comparison of blood smear preparation and interpretation capacity among the staff from different levels

From: The challenge of maintaining microscopist capacity at basic levels for malaria elimination in Jiangsu Province, China

   Number of microscopists Average scores
   County CDC County hospital Township hospital Interpreting smear Making smear
Educational background (degree) Bachelor’s 3 3 4 84.00 98.03
College diploma 1 0 12 62.15 94.00
Specialized secondary school 4 5 20 62.69 87.99
Age (years) < 30 0 0 7 54.57 92.83
30–39 1 2 10 70.46 93.46
40–49 4 2 7 75.67 97.00
> 50 3 4 13 63.00 85.39
Work experience (years) < 5 2 4 19 66.88 89.93
6~ 14 2 4 4 66.00 92.18
> 15 4 0 13 66.71 92.17