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Table 3 Selected workforce characteristics according to New Zealand resident status

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

Characteristic Non-resident (N = 25) Resident (N = 50)
Course   
Medicine 9 (36%)a 19 (38%)
Dentistry 3 (12%) 11 (22%)
Pharmacy 10 (40%) 13 (26%)
Physiotherapy 2 (8%) 5 (10%)
Medical laboratory science 1 (4%) 2 (4%)
Completed postgraduate qualification 6 (24%) 25 (50%)
No postgraduate qualification and not intending to do 6 (24%) 6 (12%)
Main location of practice   
Pacific Island community in NZ 4 (16%) 7 (14%)
General Community in NZ 15 (60%) 22 (44%)
Pacific Islands 3 (12%) 2 (4%)
Elsewhere 3 (12%) 14 (28%)
Ever worked in the Pacific Islands 14 (56%) 16 (32%)
Intending to work in Pacific Islands community in NZ or Pacific Islands if not currently 10 (40%) 15 (30%)
  1. aColumn percentages. NZ: New Zealand.