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Table 1 Respondent demographics

From: Gone for good? An online survey of emigrant health professionals using Facebook as a recruitment tool

  Doctors Nurses/Midwives
n (%) a n (%) a
Sex   
  Male 138 (51) 8 (11)
  Female 135 (49) 68 (90)
  Total 273 (100) 76 (100)
  Missing 34 5
Age  
  ≤24 years 4 (2) 23 (31)
  25–34 years 173 (63) 27 (36)
  35–44 years 91 (33) 17 (23)
  45–54 years 5 (2) 8 (11)
  Total 273 (100) 75 (100)
  Missing 34 6
Country of training  
  Ireland 273 (91) 63 (80)
  United Kingdom 6 (2) 9 (11)
  India 2 (1) 3 (4)
  Sudan 1 (0.3) 0 (0)
  Nigeria 2 (1) 1 (1)
  South Africa 1 (0.3) 1 (1)
  Other 14 (5) 2 (3)
  Total 299 (100) 79 (100)
  Missing 8 2
Year of emigration  
  2012–2014 166 (57) 49 (65)
  2008–2011 104 (36) 19 (25)
  2000–2007 17 (6) 5 (7)
  Up to 1999 2 (1) 2 (3)
  Total 289 (100) 75 (100)
  Missing 18 6
Destination country  
  Australia 92 (33) 23 (32)
  United Kingdom 76 (27) 27 (38)
  USA 57 (20) 2 (3)
  New Zealand 25 (9) 5 (7)
  Canada 26 (9) 1 (1)
  Other 6 (2) 13 (18)
  Total 282 (100) 71 (100)
  Missing 25 10
Grade last worked in Ireland  
  Intern 77 (25)  
  Senior House Officer 56 (18)  
  Registrar 55 (18)  
  Specialist Registrar 85 (28)  
  Consultant 11 (4)  
  General Practitioner 19 (6)  
  Other 3 (1)  
  Total 306 (100)  
  Missing 1  
Student nurse/midwife   13 (16)
Staff nurse/midwife   54 (69)
Other   9 (11)
Total   76 (100)
Missing   5
  1. a Percentages are calculated excluding the missing data