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Table 6 Descriptive statistics by career progression

From: Predictors of career progression and obstacles and opportunities for non-EU hospital doctors to undertake postgraduate training in Ireland

Variable 0 (Limited career progression) 1 (Substantial career progression) Statistical significance (P value)
n (%) Mean (SD) n (%) Mean (SD)
Age   38.01 (7.79)   42.18 (9.26) <0.01
Sex      
 Male 86 (67.7)   68 (67.3)   
 Female 41 (32.3)   33 (33.3)   
Years since qualification   13.55 (7.94)   18.42 (9.67) <0.01
Length of stay in Ireland as a qualified doctor   7.40 (4.98)   13.59 (7.53) <0.01
Country of qualification
 Ireland 16 (12.4)   34 (33.4)   <0.01
 India 17 (13.2)   15 (14.7)   
 Nigeria 23 (17.8)   9 (8.8)   <0.05
 Pakistan 24 (18.6)   27 (26.5)   
 Sudan 16 (12.4)   6 (5.9)   
 Other 33 (25.6)   11 (10.8)   <0.01
Medical speciality
 Medicine 45 (35.7)   24 (23.8)   
 Anaesthesia 10 (7.9)   18 (17.8)   <0.05
 Surgery 26 (20.6)   13 (12.9)   
 Paediatrics 9 (7.1)   7 (6.9)   
 Psychiatry 20 (15.7)   16 (15.8)   
 Other 16 (12.7)   23 (22.8)   <0.05
Citizenship status
 Applied 27 (20.9)   31 (30.4)   
 No 70 (53.8)   29 (28.4)   <0.01
 Already hold 32 (25.4)   42 (41.2)   <0.01
Training scheme status
 Yes 97 (76.4)   91 (89.2)   <0.05
 No 30 (23.6)   11 (10.8)   <0.05