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Table 1 Profile of study populations, 1998/99 (N = 227), 2008/09 (N = 484)

From: Profile and professional expectations of medical students in Mozambique: a longitudinal study

   1998/1999 2007/2008
Age in years Mean 23 23
  Range 18-36 17-43
Gender Female 61% 50%
Marital status Not married 90% 91%
Place of birth Maputo city or Province 44% 52%
Completed primary school Maputo city or Province 44% 58%
Secondary school Maputo city or Province 63% 59%
Age of decision to study medicine < 18 65% 83%