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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for final year students in health worker training programs in Uganda, 2010

From: Preferences for working in rural clinics among trainee health professionals in Uganda: a discrete choice experiment

  Medical Nursing Pharmacy Laboratory
  (N = 246) (N = 132) (N = 50) (N = 57)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Demographics         
 Female 84 (34.2) 93 (70.5) 16 (32.0) 9 (15.8)
 Age         
  18 – 24 177 (72.0) 55 (41.7) 38 (76.0) 48 (84.2)
  25 – 34 66 (26.8) 54 (40.9) 11 (22.0) 7 (12.3)
  35 – 44 3 (1.2) 18 (13.6) 1 (2.0) 2 (3.5)
  45 – 54 0 (0.0) 4 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  55+ 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Currently married 10 (4.1) 45 (34.1) 1 (2.0) 2 (3.5)
 Has children 17 (6.9) 53 (40.2) 4 (8.0) 3 (5.3)
 Lived in rural area at least 1 year 133 (54.1) 114 (86.4) 31 (62.0) 52 (91.2)
University program and work experience         
 Form of tuition payment         
  Sponsored by government of Uganda 176 (71.5) 24 (18.2) 27 (54.0) 21 (36.8)
  Sponsored by other group 8 (3.3) 5 (3.8) 5 (10.0) 13 (22.8)
  Pay out-of-pocket 61 (24.8) 100 (75.8) 18 (36.0) 23 (40.4)
 Years of work experience, mean (SD) 0.2 (1.1) 4.2 (6.8) 0.1 (0.3) 0.7 (2.9)
 Worked in a rural area 9 (3.7) 47 (35.6) 0 (0.0) 5 (8.8)
 Worked in rural area as part of school program 241 (98.0) 111 (84.1) 35 (70.0) 32 (56.1)
 Working in rural area after graduation         
  Very unlikely 34 (13.8) 6 (4.5) 6 (12.0) 3 (5.3)
  Unlikely 81 (32.9) 28 (21.2) 23 (46.0) 10 (17.5)
  Likely 103 (41.9) 73 (55.3) 19 (38.0) 34 (59.7)
  Very likely 22 (8.9) 24 (18.2) 2 (4.0) 9 (15.8)
Preferences for job posting         
 Would consider working in a rural area         
  Yes 230 (93.5) 127 (96.2) 48 (96.0) 56 (98.3)
  No 15 (6.1) 3 (2.3) 2 (4.0) 1 (1.8)
  1. Note: values may not add to total N due to missing responses (refusal to answer).