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Table 1 Overview of survey participants

From: Health worker migration from South Africa: causes, consequences and policy responses

  Doctors: generalists ( n  = 416) Doctors: specialists ( n  = 648) Nurses ( n  = 240) Dentists ( n  = 141) Pharmacists ( n  = 178)
Sex      
 Male 47.36 (197) 57.25 (371) 2.5 (6) 46.1 (65) 35.96 (64)
 Female 29.81 (124) 22.84 (148) 69.17 (166) 21.99 (31) 40.45 (72)
 Percent non-response 22.84 (95) 19.9 (129) 28.33 (68) 31.91 (45) 23.6 (42)
Age      
 25–34 12.02 (50) 5.56 (36) 6.67 (16) 21.99 (31) 13.48 (24)
 35–44 22.12 (92) 23.92 (155) 15.42 (37) 14.89 (21) 15.73 (28)
 45–54 18.75 (78) 25.31 (164) 28.75 (69) 19.15 (27) 27.53 (49)
 55+ 22.84 (95) 25.15 (163) 21.25 (51) 12.06 (17) 17.98 (32)
 Percent non-response 24.28 (101) 20.06 (130) 27.92 (67) 31.91 (45) 25.28 (45)
Married      
 Yes 63.46 (264) 67.28 (436) 52.08 (125) 53.19 (75) 61.8 (110)
 No 13.46 (56) 12.96 (84) 20.42 (49) 14.18 (20) 14.61 (26)
 Percent non-response 23.08 (96) 19.75 (128) 27.5 (66) 32.62 (46) 23.6 (42)
Years of practice      
 1–4 2.4 (10) 2.78 (19) 2.92 (7) 14.89 (21) 2.25 (4)
 5–9 12.02 (50) 10.96 (71) 2.92 (7) 19.86 (28) 16.29 (29)
 10–19 31.97 (133) 33.8 (219) 20.42 (49) 24.11 (34) 19.66 (35)
 20–29 23.32 (97) 25.62 (166) 26.25 (63) 24.11 (34) 34.27 (61)
 30+ 27.88 (116) 25.31 (164) 41.67 (100) 16.31 (23) 25.28 (45)
 Percent non-response 2.4 (10) 1.54 (9) 5.83 (14) 0.71 (1) 2.25 (4)