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Table 5 Targets, baseline and progress of Liuyang Policy & Liuyang Plan, in comparison with national requirements

From: Evaluating China’s mental health policy on local-level promotion and implementation: a case study of Liuyang Municipality

Evaluation indicators Liuyang requirements National requirements Liuyang Baseline (2007) Liuyang Progress (Mar. 2015)
Set before 2007 Set after 2007 (latest by 2015)
Mental health literacy rate among the general population 50% (by 2010) 30% (by 2005) [3] 50% (by 2010) [3, 6] <  30%* 58.3% among rural adults by 2011 [42]
  80% (by 2017) 50% (by 2010) [3] 80% (by 2017) [6]   
Prevalence of mental disorders among children & adolescents lower to 12% (by 2010) lower to 12% (by 2010) [3] lower to 12% (by 2010) [3] Unknown Unknown
Training rate of mental health professionals 80% (by 2010) 50% (by 2005) [3] 80% (by 2010) [3] 21.8% [43] 100% **, ***
   80% (by 2010) [3]    
Detection rate of psychiatric illnesses over 0.8% (by 2015) 0.4% for psychosis (by 2015) [43] 0.4% for psychosis** 0.38% for psychosis ***
Treatment rate for schizophrenia 60% (by 2010) 30% (by 2005) 80% (by 2015) [6] <  30% for psychosis* 73.18% for psychosis ***
  over 60% (by 2015) 60% (by 2010) [3] >  80% (by 2020) [4]   
Rate of PWP’s crimes & violent/disruptive behaviors <  0.2% (by 2010) Several incidents, without specific number** 1 incident by PWP in last year ***
  almost eradication (by 2015)     
Rate of PWP under guardianship 90% (by 2010) Unknown 98.93% for PWP ***
  >  95% (by 2015)     
Rate of PWP’s significant improvement >  70% (by 2015) 60% for registered PWP in stable condition (by 2012) [44] Unknown 75.82% for registered PWP in stable condition ***
Coverage rate of mental health prevention, treatment& rehabilitation work 75% (by 2010) covering a population of 400 million by 2005 & 800 million by 2010 [3] covering a population of 400 million by 2005 & 800 million by 2010 [3] Unknown Unknown
  1. * Data from the sampling survey for Liuyang policy formulation **Data provided by Liuyang MHC *** Results of survey among MHOs