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Table 4 Descriptive statistical summaries (number in the sample/percent of sample responding) for selected demographic variables by health department type and for the total sample (n = 1745)

From: Considerations for increasing the competences and capacities of the public health workforce: assessing the training needs of public health workers in Texas

Item Participating LHD (n = 741) Non-participating LHD (n = 58) TDSHS Regions (n = 599) TDSHS Central Office (n = 414) Total
Gender
Male 541/.77 21/.38 397/.68 261/.65 1220/.70
Female 165/.23 34/.62 183/.32 143/.35 525/.30
Current age
24 or younger 36/.05 2/.21 5/.01 11/.03 54/.03
25–34 141/.20 12/.21 83/.14 62/.15 298/.17
35–44 172/.24 19/.33 167/.29 129/.32 487/.28
45–54 255/.36 19/.33 245/.42 161/.40 680/.39
55 and older 100/.14 5/.09 78/.13 40/.10 223/.13
Ethnicity
African American or Black 151/.22 5/.09 39/.07 32/.08 227/.13
Asian 22/.03 1/.02 6/.01 9/.02 38/.02
Hispanic or Latino 128/.18 9/.16 178/.31 54/.14 369/.21
Native American 4/.01 0/0 3/.01 3/.01 10/.01
White 379/.54 41/.72 333/.59 288/.73 1041/.61
Other 13/.02 1/.02 9/.02 11/.03 34/.02
Total years in current position
0 to 5 393/.56 38/.69 283/.49 254/.62 968/.55
6 to 10 161/.23 7/.13 158/.27 88/.22 414/.24
11 to 15 88/.12 4/.07 72/.12 34/.08 198/.11
16 to 20 28/.04 4/.07 25/.04 20/.05 77/.04
21 or more 37/.05 2/.04 44/.08 13/.03 96/.05
Total years in public health
0 to 5 268/.38 25/.44 121/.21 103/.25 517/.29
6 to 10 165/.23 10/.18 157/.27 92/.23 424/.24
11 to 15 117/.16 3/.05 127/.22 75/.18 322/.18
16 to 20 62/.09 11/.19 75/.13 65/.16 213/.12
21 or more 99/.14 8/.14 109/.19 71/.17 287/16
Highest level of education
High school 105/.15 7/.12 101/.18 38/.09 251/.14
Associate/Technical degree 133/.19 13/.23 152/.27 43/.11 341/.20
Master's degree 288/.41 24/.42 213/.37 165/.41 690/.40
Master's degree 137/.20 12/.21 85/.15 113/.28 347/.20
Doctoral degree 37/.05 1/.02 20/.04 45/.11 103/.06
Graduate degree in public health
No 656/.94 51/.93 550/.97 363/.90 1620/.94
Yes 43/.06 4/.07 18/.03 40/.10 105/.06