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Table 1 Respondent Characteristic (Count and valid percentages)

From: Managerial competencies of hospital managers in South Africa: a survey of managers in the public and private sectors

  PUBLIC PRIVATE
RESPONSE RATE 116(55.23) 87(48.60%)
Gender (N = 202)   
   Male 62 (53.9%) 54 (62.1%)
   Female 53 (46.1%) 33(37.9%)
   Total 115 87
Age (N = 200)   
   < 35 3 (2.7%) 6 (7.0%)
   35–50 60 (52.6%) 59 (68.6%)
   >50 51 (44.7%) 21 (24.4%)
   Total 114 86
Years In Current Position (N = 200)   
   <5 57 (50.5%) 28 (32.2%)
   5–10 31 (27.4%) 39 (44.8%)
   >10 25 (22.1%) 20 (23%)
   Total 113 87
Primary Formal Qualification (N = 195)   
   Medical/Health related 63 (55.3%) 28 (34.6%)
   Commerce/General Management 14 (12.3%) 40 (49.4%)
   Health Care Management 16 (14%) 1 (1.2%)
   More than 1 of above 3 20 (17.5%) 6 (7.4%)
   Other 1 (0.9%) 6 (7.4%)
   Total 114 81
Formal Training In Health Management(N = 201)   
   Yes 86 (74.8%) 36 (41.9%)
   No 29 (25.2%) 50 (58.1%)
   Total 115 86
Informal Training In Health Management (N = 202)   
   Yes 108 (93.1) 77 (89.7%)
   No 8 (6.9%) 9 (10.3%)
   Total 116 86