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Table 5 Salaries and other factors predicting decisions to migrate (N = 694)

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

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
  OR 95%CI OR 95%CI OR 95%CI
Monthly Salaries       
R20000+ ($2857)       
R2000-6000 ($285-$856) 1.51 0.37 - 6.16 1.91 0.31 - 1.71 2.25 0.23 - 2.51
R6000-10000 ($856-$1428) 1.79 0.46 - 6.91 2.68 0.45 - 5.06 3.95 0.49 - 3.67
R10000-20000 ($1428-$2857) 0.71 0.19 - 2.63 1.88 0.34 - 4.21 4.19+ 0.53 - 3.78
Social Economic Characteristics       
Job Title       
(Medical Doctors)       
Professional Nurses    0.55 0.08 - 3.73 0.38 0.04 - 3.53
Enrolled Nurses    0.53 0.07 - 3.88 0.77 0.08 - 7.35
Nursing Assistants    0.67 0.07 - 5.63 1.39 0.11 - 7.16
Current Age    0.95*** 0.92 - 0.97 0.93*** 0.88 - 0.97
Currently Married    1.02 0.59 - 1.75 1.34 0.65 - 2.75
Female    0.65 0.23 - 1.98 1.27 0.35 - 4.53
(Lower Sec + upper and vocation)    1.21 0.62 - 2.38 1.36 0.57 - 3.23
Work Experience and Perceptions       
Average Hours of Work Per Week      0.99 0.95 - 1.03
Length of Time Worked      0.61 0.26 - 1.14
Does Not Have a Heavy Workload      1.11 0.92 - 1.34
Not Stressed at Work      0.46** 0.21 - 1.01
No Job Satisfaction      3.58*** 1.72 - 4.54
Log Likelihood −276.956 −168.221 −106.84
Pseudo-R2 0.016 0.033 0.0085
N 487 318 239
  1. Notes: Reference category in parenthesis.
  2. Significant at + p < 0.1, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  3. OR: Odds ratios among lower and higher salary earners and other SES and work experience variables.
  4. CI: Confidence interval at 95%.