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Table 4 Relevant associations of education of father

From: The relevance of educational attainments of parents of medical students for health workforce planning: data from Guiné-Bissau

Education of father Place of birth of student is capital city vs somewhere else*(n = 43 vs 48) Student completed primary education in capital city vs elsewhere**(n = 61 vs 30) Student wants to practice medicine in capital city vs elsewhere***(n = 31 vs 61) Students’ family members are health professionals vs not# (n = 54 vs 38)
Father did not complete secondary education 16.3% vs 47.9%
N = 7 vs 23
21.3% vs 58.6%
N = 13 vs 17
25.8% vs 38.3%
N = 8 vs 23
24.1% vs 69.2%
N = 13 vs 18
Father did not complete post-secondary education 18.6% vs 20.8%
N = 8 vs 10
23.0% vs 13.8%
N = 14 vs 4
9.4% vs 25.0%
N = 2 vs 16
18.5% vs 10.3%
N = 10 vs 8
Father has some level of complete post-secondary education 65.1% vs 31.3%
N = 28 vs 15
55.7% vs 27.6%
N = 34 vs 9
65.6% vs 36.7%
N = 21 vs 22
57.4% vs 20.5%
N = 31 vs 12
  1. Chi-square *p = 0.002; **p = 0.002; ***p = 0.024; #p = 0.033
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