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Table 1 Doctor demographics and future intentions

From: Passing through – reasons why migrant doctors in Ireland plan to stay, return home or migrate onwards to new destination countries

Demographic variables Number Percent
Sex Male 254 70 %
Female 108 30 %
Age, years <30 33 9 %
31–35 61 17 %
36–40 58 16 %
41–45 68 19 %
46–50 46 13 %
51–55 42 12 %
>56 45 13 %
Country of training Pakistan 87 24 %
Ireland Total 59 16 %
Born in Malaysia 30 51 %
Born elsewhere 29 49 %
South Africa 46 13 %
Nigeria 40 11 %
Sudan 29 8 %
Other high-income countries 23 6 %
Other low- and middle-income countries 80 22 %
Years spent in Ireland <2 38 12 %
3–5 46 15 %
6–10 97 32 %
11–15 62 20 %
>15 63 21 %
Future intentions Remain in Ireland 105 30 %
Return home 79 23 %
Migrate onwards 161 47 %
Destination United Kingdom 41 25 %
United States 26 16 %
Canada 25 16 %
Australia 21 13 %
India 15 9 %
South Africa 14 9 %
Other country 15 9 %
Undecided 4 2 %
Total 366a 100 %
  1. aMissing data = 2 (country of training), 4 (sex), 13 (age), 21 (future intentions), and 60 (lack of data regarding years spent in Ireland mainly among the 46 South African doctors who appeared to be spending short periods of time in ‘locum’ jobs in Ireland)