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Table 4 Sample characteristics of nursing students in Bihar and Gujarat, 2014

From: The influence of training programs on career aspirations: evidence from a cross-sectional study of nursing students in India

Demographic-, socioeconomic-, and training-related characteristics Gujarat Bihar Total
n % n % n %
  139   127   266  
Age (years)       
 <19 35 25.2 8 6.3 43 16.2
 19–21 72 51.8 48 37.8 120 45.1
 22–24 27 19.4 32 25.2 59 22.2
 >24 5 3.6 39 30.7 44 16.5
Gender       
 Female 127 91.4 121 95.3 248 93.2
 Male 12 8.6 6 4.7 18 6.8
Caste       
 Scheduled Caste (SC) 26 18.7 15 11.8 41 15.4
 Scheduled Tribe (ST) 24 17.3 10 7.9 34 12.8
 Other Backward Caste (OBC) 44 31.7 57 44.9 101 38
 General 45 32.4 45 35.4 90 33.8
Marital status       
 Not currently married 130 93.5 68 53.5 198 74.4
Household location       
 Urban 73 52.5 42 33.1 115 43.2
 Rural 66 47.5 85 66.9 151 56.8
Studying in the same district as home district 55 39.6 62 48.8 117 44
Training program       
 ANM 40 28.8 112 88.2 152 57.1
 GNM 74 53.2 10 7.9 84 31.6
 BSN 25 18 5 3.9 30 11.3
Asset possession index       
 Lowest 21 15.1 42 33.1 63 23.7
 Second 31 22.3 42 33.1 73 27.4
 Third 22 15.8 18 14.2 40 15
 Fourth 32 23 16 12.6 48 18
 Highest 33 23.7 9 7.1 42 15.8
Socioeconomic status       
 Lowest 25 18 31 24.4 56 21.1
 Second 28 20.1 33 26 61 22.9
 Third 32 23 20 15.7 52 19.5
 Fourth 24 17.3 32 25.2 56 21.1
 Highest 30 21.6 11 8.7 41 15.4