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Table 2 Number of public health students by educational levels: 1998–2012

From: Public health education at China’s higher education institutions: a time-series analysis from 1998 to 2012

Year Junior college Undergraduate Master Doctorate Total
1998 4503(24.0) 13,334(71.2) 754(4.0) 148(0.8) 18,739(100.0)
1999 4676(22.5) 15,059(72.4) 891(4.3) 182(0.9) 20,808(100.0)
2000 6674(25.4) 18,165(69.2) 1158(4.4) 240(0.9) 26,237(100.0)
2001 2362(13.0) 14,357(79.0) 1147(6.3) 301(1.7) 18,167(100.0)
2002 2686(13.2) 15,900(77.9) 1485(7.3) 348(1.7) 20,419(100.0)
2003 2851(13.1) 16,684(76.5) 1827(8.4) 439(2.0) 21,801(100.0)
2004 4078(15.4) 19,584(74.1) 2209(8.4) 542(2.1) 26,413(100.0)
2005 3119(11.0) 22,000(77.2) 2687(9.4) 675(2.4) 28,481(100.0)
2006 3685(11.3) 24,879(76.5) 3181(9.8) 773(2.4) 32,518(100.0)
2007 3963(11.3) 26,432(75.6) 3735(10.7) 842(2.4) 34,972(100.0)
2008 4967(12.4) 29,652(74.3) 4319(10.8) 968(2.4) 39,906(100.0)
2009 4783(11.1) 32,419(75.3) 4885(11.3) 953(2.2) 43,040(100.0)
2010 4474(9.8) 34,698(76.0) 5406(11.8) 1084(2.4) 45,662(100.0)
2011 4111(8.7) 36,240(76.3) 6057(12.8) 1092(2.3) 47,500(100.0)
2012 4277(8.4) 39,362(77.3) 6144(12.1) 1166(2.3) 50,949(100.0)
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