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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and decision to take a degree in medicine: percentage and number (in brackets) except where indicated

From: The training and professional expectations of medical students in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique

   Angola Guinea-Bissau Mozambique
  Mean (sd) 27.7(7.6) 25.3(3.2) 22.8 (3.8)
Age Median 26 25 22
  Mode 22 23 20 and 21
  Male 37.4 (189) 69.1 (56) 49.8 (241)
Sex Female 62.6 (317) 30.9 (25) 50.2 (243)
  Total 100.0(508) 100.0 (81) 100.0 (484)
  In the country 98.2 (494) 97.5 (78) 98.3 (468)
Place of birth In the Capital city province/region 48.9 (246) 51.3 (41) 56.2(190)
  Abroad 1.8 (9) 2.4 (2) 1.7 (8)
  Total 100.0 (503) 100.0 (80) 100.0 (476)
  In the country 97.6 (491) 97.6 (79) 98.4 (473)
Primary school In the Capital city province/region 54.5 (275) 53.1 (43) 62.7 (212)
  Abroad 2.4 (12) 2.4 (2) 1.6 (8)
  Total 100.0 (503) 100.0 (81) 100.0 (481)
  In the country 97.6 (494) 97.6 (79) 98.5(477)
Secondary school In the Capital city province/region 58.1 (294) 81.5 (66) 63.9 (216)
  Abroad 2.4 (12) 2.4 (2) 1.5 (5)
  Total 100.0 (506) 100.0 (81) 100.0 (482)
  Mean (sd) 15.8 (5.9) 16.1 (4.4) 14.9 (5.1)
Age at decision to take a medical degree Median 16 15 15
  Mode 15 15 18