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Table 5 Profile of student participants

From: For more than love or money: attitudes of student and in-service health workers towards rural service in India

  Students In-service personnel
  Allopathic undergraduate Allopathic postgraduate Nursing Ayurvedic Allopathic doctor Nurse Ayurvedic doctor
Number 23 19 12 8 9 9* 8**
Mean age in years 21.3 (0.9) 29.0 (5.1) 21.5 (1.3) 23.3 (1.5) 36.3 (3.8)*** 29.8 (5.2) 29.6 (2.6)
Sex male (%) 52.1% 52.6% 8% 50% 66.6% 0% 16.6%
Studying in public institutes (%) 56.5% 57.8% 33.3% 50%    
Location of institute where studying 69.5% 63.1% 66.6% 100%    
Urban (%)
Early schooling/ upbringing in urban areas (%)#      88.8% 85.1% 100%
Mean years of work experience      11.2 (3.3) 8.1 (5.2) 6.8 (3.0)
  1. #Urban here includes cities and small towns.
  2. *Two doctors’ profiles not available, **two nurses’ profile not available ***three data points missing.