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Table 1 Response rates for the 2009 community service survey

From: Placement, support, and retention of health professionals: national, cross-sectional findings from medical and dental community service officers in South Africa

Characteristics Total number Number responded Response rate
Response rate 1,541 685 44%
Medical school characteristics
Profession
  Medical doctor 1,139 544 48%
  Dental practitioner 402 110 27%
  Profession not indicated   31  
Institution    
  University of Cape Town 164 73 45%
  University of the Witwatersrand 220 84 38%
  University of KwaZulu-Natal 198 101 51%
  University of Limpopo 193 55 28%
  University of the Free State 108 64 59%
  University of Pretoria 270 101 37%
  University of the Western Cape 88 64 73%
  Stellenbosch University 173 101 58%
  Walter Sisulu University 84 34 40%
  Other   6 n/a
Provincial bursary obligation (versus not) 262 142 54%
Allocation choice    
  First choice 867 368 42%
  Second to fifth choice 443 187 42%
  Sixth to tenth choice 230 117 51%