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Table 1 Stratification criteria for selection of participants for qualitative interviews

From: Enhancing public health practice through a capacity-building educational programme: an evaluation

Criteria for sampling/stratification PGDPHM graduates (2008–2009, 2009–2010 and 2010–2011)
Region All states from which students have graduated in the first three batches were included. One state from each region (north, south, east, west and central) was randomly selected.
Distance from state headquarters Only those graduates working at places that are accessible by road (within 5 h travel time) from the state headquarters were selected.
Years of work experience <5 years or ≥5 years of experience in public health
Application category Government-nominated or self-sponsored graduates
Gender Both males and females were eligible as interviewees