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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of the surveyed health workers

From: Migration of South African health workers: the extent to which financial considerations influence internal flows and external movements

Variables Public sector Private NGO General sample (%)
Outcome Variables     
Considering to Move 60.90 14.89 24.2 72.45
Considering to Move Abroad 59.04 16.87 24.1 28.92
Key Predictor variables     
R2000-6000 ($285-$856) 56.51 17.84 25.65 40.88
R6000-10000 ($856-$1428) 67.04 10.61 22.35 27.20
R10000-20000 ($1428-$2857) 68.85 19.67 11.48 27.81
R20000+ ($2857+) 96.30 0 3.7 4.11
Average Income (actual Rand amounts) 12766 8172 7397 9602
Other Predictor Variables     
Professional Cadre
Medical Doctors 100 0 0 4.96
Professional Nurses 59.98 21.40 19.07 37.52
Enrolled Nurses 60.98 19.92 19.11 35.91
Nursing Assistants 60.14 15.54 24.32 21.61
Social Economic Characteristics     
Current Age (mean) 37.31 35.30 37.59 99.01
Currently Married 56.58 25.62 17.79 41.35
Female 60.26 20.19 19.55 89.32
(Lower Sec + upper and vocation) 55.89 25.48 13.02 68.35
Work Experience and Perceptions     
Average Hours of Work Per Week 40.90 43.70 37.80 98.80
Length of Time Worked in Premise 4.33 2.39 4.34 99.03
Has a Heavy Workload 67.45 12.55 20.00 74.61
Not Stressed at Work 57.08 24.00 18.87 32.67
No Job Satisfaction 65.96 13.74 20.3 77.92
N 430 (61.96) 131 (18.88) 133 (19.16) 694
  1. Notes: cell indicates the proportion present (versus absent) of the selected variable.