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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of RHWs (N = 5046)

From: Job satisfaction, work stress, and turnover intentions among rural health workers: a cross-sectional study in 11 western provinces of China

Characteristics N (%) Turnover intention P-value (χ2 test)
No, n (%) Yes, n (%)
Gender     0.765
 Female 3431 (68.0) 2428 (67.9) 1003 (68.3)  
 Male 1615 (32.0) 1150 (32.1) 465 (31.7)  
Age     0.000
 < 30 years 1987 (39.4) 1381 (38.6) 606 (41.3)  
 31–40 years 1709 (33.9) 1175 (32.8) 534 (36.4)  
 ≥ 41 years 1350 (26.8) 1022 (28.6) 328 (22.3)  
Marital status     0.158
 Unmarried 1316 (26.1) 913 (25.5) 403 (27.5)  
 Married 3730 (73.9) 2665 (74.5) 1065 (72.5)  
Education     0.008
 Low 84 (1.7) 68 (1.9) 16 (1.1)  
 Medium 3603 (71.4) 2582 (72.2) 1021 (69.6)  
 High 1359 (26.9) 928 (25.9) 431 (29.4)  
Income (USD, per month)     0.000
 < 163.4 436 (8.6) 302 (8.4) 134 (9.1)  
 163.5–326.7 1942 (38.5) 1324 (37.0) 618 (42.1)  
 326.8–490.1 1849 (36.6) 1310 (36.6) 539 (36.7)  
 ≥ 490.2 819 (16.2) 642 (17.9) 177 (12.1)  
Technical title     0.802
 Medical assistant 1704 (33.8) 1213 (33.9) 491 (33.4)  
 Resident physician 2135 (42.3) 1500 (41.9) 635 (43.3)  
 Attending physician 908 (18.0) 646 (18.1) 262 (17.8)  
 Associate chief physician 224 (4.4) 166 (4.6) 58 (4.0)  
 Chief physician 75 (1.5) 53 (1.5) 22 (1.5)  
Medical institution     0.000
 TH 1507 (29.9) 1027 (28.7) 480 (32.7)  
 CDC 616 (12.2) 485 (13.6) 131 (8.9)  
 MCHH 794 (15.7) 584 (16.3) 210 (14.3)  
 TCMH 739 (14.6) 490 (13.7) 249 (17.0)  
 CGH 1390 (27.5) 992 (27.7) 398 (27.1)