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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in phase one (n = 153)

From: Contribution of Sudanese medical diaspora to the healthcare delivery system in Sudan: exploring options and barriers

  Number Percentage
Age, years   
 <30 6 4 %
 30–40 58 38 %
 41–50 52 34 %
 51–60 34 22 %
 >60 3 2 %
Gender   
 Male 125 82 %
 Female 28 18 %
Year of obtaining medical qualification   
 Before 1980 5 3 %
 1980–1990 40 26 %
 1991–2000 67 44 %
 After 2000 41 27 %
Number of years worked in Sudan before migration   
 <5 87 57 %
 5–10 50 33 %
 11–15 8 5 %
 >15 2 1 %
 Not worked in Sudan before 6 4 %
Additional academic qualification acquired after migration   
 Physicians earned additional academic qualifications after migration 127 83 %
 Physicians did not earn additional academic qualifications after migration 26 17 %