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Table 3 Mean ranks for the importance of intervention items by age category

From: What interventions do rural doctors think will increase recruitment in rural areas: a survey of 2778 health workers in Beijing

Intervention item Mean rank (mean ± 95% CI)
>60 years old 40–60 years old <40 years old
1. Retirement pension offered by government 1 (1.64 ± 0.09) 1 (1.70 ± 0.09) 1 (1.72 ± 0.09)
2. Increase income 2 (2.87 ± 0.10) 2 (2.99 ± 0.10) 2 (3.10 ± 0.10)
3. More training 3 (3.89 ± 0.11) 3 (3.60 ± 0.11) 3 (3.57 ± 0.11)
4. Reasonable workload and improved after-hours 4 (4.10 ± 0.09) 4 (4.12 ± 0.09) 4 (4.26 ± 0.09)
5. Improved working environment 5 (5.24 ± 0.08) 5 (5.33 ± 0.08) 5 (5.76 ± 0.08)
6. The more chance of launching successful careers 6 (5.92 ± 0.10) 6 (5.89 ± 0.10) 6 (5.56 ± 0.09)
  1. CI confidence interval.