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Table 2 Sample demographic characteristics

From: Assessment of interventions to attract and retain health workers in rural Zambia: a discrete choice experiment

Characteristic n (%)1
Gender
 Female 242 (51.1)
 Male 231 (48.7)
Age
 19 years or younger 1 (0.2)
 20 to 29 years 289 (61.0)
 30 to 39 years 115 (24.3)
 40 to 49 years 36 (7.6)
 50 years or older 30 (6.3)
Marital status
 Single 226 (47.7)
 Engaged 57 (12.0)
 Married 178 (37.6)
 Widowed or divorced 9 (1.9)
Dependents
 Has dependents 282 (59.5)
 No dependents 185 (39.0)
Health worker status
 Active health worker 259 (54.6)
 Student 215 (45.4)
Years practicing as a health worker
 No health worker experience 92 (19.4)
 Less than 1 year 135 (28.5)
 1 to 3 years 73 (15.4)
 4 to 6 years 55 (11.6)
 7 to 10 years 28 (5.9)
 More than 10 years 78 (16.5)
Experience as health worker in rural areas
 None or less than 1 year 243 (51.3)
 1 year or more 215 (45.4)
Health worker cadre2
 Enrolled nurse 82 (17.3)
 Registered nurse 176 (37.1)
 Enrolled midwife 39 (8.2)
 Registered midwife 11 (2.3)
 Environmental health officer 90 (19.0)
 Clinical officer 41 (8.7)
 Medical doctor 18 (3.8)
Stated likelihood of working in a rural area in the future
 Very likely 113 (23.8)
 Likely 235 (50.0)
 Unlikely 70 (14.8)
 Very unlikely 43 (9.1)
  1. 1Percentages may not sum to 100% due to missing data and rounding
  2. 2As of a 2016 analysis, the MOH reports that the actual workforce included the following percentages of these cadres (EHTs were not included): nurses (66.3%), midwives (18.9%), clinical officers (10.4%), and doctors (4.4%) [2]