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Table 4 Preliminary association of the effect of salaries on health workers decisions to move (N = 694)

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

Selected behavioural variables      
Monthly salaries Monthly salaries Monthly salaries Monthly salaries Total (%)
R20,000+ R2000-R6000 R6000-R10000 R10000-R20,000
  ($2857+) ($285 -$856) ($856-$1428) ($1428-$2857)
Considering to Move 3.25 40.77 26.98 29.01 72.45
  x2=7.03+     (694)
Destinations      
Move Abroad 2.44 37.80 26.03 32.92 29.71
  x2=3.37     (694)
  1. Cells indicate the proportion present versus absence of the selected variables above.
  2. Chi square significance levels +p < 0.1, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  3. Total percent is a proportion of the N value underneath it.
  4. Each dependent variable, i.e. considering to move, move abroad, private, NGO, and public health sectors is.
  5. Presented with an associated chi square value and a corresponding level of significance.