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Table 1 Characteristics of responders and non-responders

From: The destination of Pacific Island health professional graduates from a New Zealand university

  Responders (n = 75) Non-responders (n = 53)
Mean age 30.3  
Percentage of women 64%a 47%
Average years since graduation 7.5 8.3
Course   
Medicine 28 (57%) 21 (43%)
Pharmacy 23 (56%) 18 (44%)
Dentistry 14 (74%) 5 (26%)
Physiotherapy 7 (70%) 3 (30%)
Medical Laboratory Science 3 (33%) 6 (66%)
Ethnicity   
Cook Islands Maori 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Fijian 9 (75%) 3 (25%)
Fijian Indian 30 (63%) 18 (37%)
Samoan 15 (71%) 6 (29%)
Tongan 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
Multiple Pacific 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
Other Pacificb 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
Main location of practise   
New Zealand 48 (71%) 20 (29%)
Pacific Islands 5 (43%) 7 (57%)
Elsewhere 17 (63%) 10 (37%)
Unknown 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
Not practising 5 Unknown
  1. aRow percentages; bMelanesian, Vanuatuan, Niuean, Tokelauan, not stated.