Table 2

Comparison of eight aspects PHE preparedness capacities (capacity 1 to 4) among different characteristics of hospitals, Beijing, Guangxi, and Shandong, Hainan, China, 2004–2005 (N = 318)

Variables

Number

Capacity 1

95% CI

Capacity 2

95% CI

Capacity 3

95% CI

Capacity 4

95% CI


Region

Beijing

95

9.6,10.6

5.9,6.9*

5.8,6.9**

5.4,6.3

Hainan

16

6.9,9.8

5.4,8.0*

4.8,7.8**

3.9,6.9

Shandong

78

9.0,10.3

7.0,7.9*

6.6,7.9**

5.2,6.3

Guangxi

129

9.2,10.2

6.7,7.4*

5.4,6.4**

5.4,6.2


Classification

Tertiary

grade A

75

9.8,10.9**

6.8,8.0*

6.6,7.9**

5.6,6.6*

Tertiary

grade B

21

9.8,11.9**

6.7,8.4*

6.3,9.0**

5.6,7.3*

Secondary

grade A

188

9.3,10.1**

6.5,7.1*

5.8,6.6**

5.4,6.0*

Secondary

grade B

34

7.0,9.3**

5.4,6.9*

3.9,6.0**

4.1,5.9*


Teaching hospital

Yes

228

9.6,10.3**

7.0,7.5**

6.4,7.1

5.6,6.2

No

87

8.7,9.9**

5.7,6.6**

5.0,6.1

5.1,6.0


Type

General hospital

189

9.7,10.5**

7.0,7.6

6.2,7.0

5.5,6.2

TCM hospital

41

8.4,10.2**

5.5,6.9

5.1,6.8

5.3,6.7

TCM-WM hospital

7

7.7,14.5**

5.6,9.8

5.1,11.7

6.0,8.3

Specialized hospital

58

8.5,10.0**

5.8,6.8

5.2,6.8

4.7,6.0

Community health center

1

--**

--

--

--

Emergency center

1

--**

--

--

--

SARS patients admitted

Yes

68

9.8,10.9

6.3,7.4

6.0,7.3

5.3,6.4

No

245

9.3,10.0

6.7,7.3

6.0,6.7

5.5,6.1


† *0.01 < p < 0.05, **p ≤ 0.01; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval of means.

‡ Capacity1: Hospital PHE preparation (highest score = 13); Capacity2: Response to PHE in community (highest score = 11); Capacity 3: Stockpiles of drugs and materials (highest score = 12); Capacity4: Detection and identification of PHE (highest score = 8).

§The post-hoc multiple significant comparison shows that: Capacity1 (Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade B; Secondary grade B vs Tertiary grade B; Secondary grade A vs Secondary grade B; General hospital vs Specialized hospital); Capacity2 (Beijing vs Shandong; Beijing vs Guangxi; Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade B; Secondary grade B vs Tertiary grade B); Capacity3 (Beijing vs Shandong; Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade A; Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade B; Tertiary grade B vs Secondary grade A; Tertiary grade B vs Secondary grade B; Secondary grade A vs Secondary grade B); Capacity4 (Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade B; Tertiary grade B vs Secondary grade B).

Li et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:319   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-319

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