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Table 1 Descriptive data for the primary care doctors who participated in this study (n = 433)

From: Factors influencing turnover intention among primary care doctors: a cross-sectional study in Chongqing, China

Socio-demographic and work-related factors Groups Number of doctors Turnover intention p value
n (%) (\( \overline{\boldsymbol{x}}\pm \boldsymbol{\delta} \))
Doctor’s position level Township level 345(79.7) 14.64 ± 3.43 < 0.0001
Village level 88(20.3) 12.61 ± 4.17
Location areas Metropolitan area 101(23.3) 12.54 ± 3.31 < 0.0001
Newly developed urban area 106(24.5) 14.67 ± 3.46
Ecological conservation area 121(27.9) 14.14 ± 3.72
Environmental protection area 105(24.3) 15.50 ± 3.62
Medical practice type Traditional Chinese medicine 59(13.4) 13.42 ± 3.82 0.0498
Western medicine 196(45.3) 14.65 ± 3.56
Integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine 178(41.1) 14.02 ± 3.72
Gender Male 296(68.4) 14.34 ± 3.84 0.3548
Female 137(31.6) 13.99 ± 3.32
Age < 30 54(12.5) 14.17 ± 3.32 0.0025
 30-39 145(33.5) 15.06 ± 3.49
 >=40 234(54.0) 13.72 ± 3.80
Education Bachelor’s degree or higher 98(22.6) 14.69 ± 3.36 0.0009
College degree 202(46.7) 14.65 ± 3.62
High school graduation (secondary technical school) or below 133(30.7) 13.24 ± 3.84
Job title None 61(14.1) 13.13 ± 4.06 0.0177
Entry level 255(58.9) 14.23 ± 3.84
Middle level or above 117(27.0) 14.78 ± 2.96
Years of working < 10 84(19.4) 14.24 ± 3.43 0.0139
 10-19 159(36.8) 14.84 ± 3.47
>=20 189(43.8) 13.68 ± 3.89
Annual income < 20 000 66(15.3) 14.26 ± 4.12 0.9854
20 000-39 999 276(63.9) 14.22 ± 3.66
>=40 000 90(20.8) 14.30 ± 3.33
Working time per week < 50 164(37.9) 13.37 ± 3.47 0.0001
>= 50 269(62.1) 14.75 ± 3.71
Number of patients per week < 50 214(49.4) 14.07 ± 3.85 0.3692
>=50 219(50.6) 14.38 ± 3.51
Training during the last 3 years Yes 320(73.9) 14.08 ± 3.75 0.1502
No 113(26.1) 14.65 ± 3.45
  1. Note: figures in italics mean p < 0.05, indicating that the results of one-way ANOVA showed statistical significance